IRAQ

historical demographical data of the urban centers


PLACE NAMEprovincevariants of the namee2003e1995c1987e1985e1981c1977e1970c1965c1957c1947c1935e1930c1920e1910/11e1900/01e1890/91e1885e1880/81e1870/71e1860/611800?particularselevationfound.yr
source:*=capitalFWBBBBIAMW,SLDVIA,SYHWDVDVEBMIAG,HG,MIAGAG,MIMI,RL,WWAGAGMIMIPD
Abu al KhaseebBAAbu al Khasib12,211,211,6badly damaged in Iran-Iraq war
'AfaqQAAfak5,4
'Ali GharbiMA5,7
AmárahMA*'Amara, Al 'Amárah, al-´Amârah208,8131,880,164,853,336,928,09,5
AnaAN'Anah, Anna6,26,910,1
'AqraDAAqrah8,7
ArbílAR*Erbíl, Irbíl, Irbîl, Arbela, Hawler, Urbillum486,0333,9107,490,334,827,025,03,8430Sumerian
AzamiyahBGAl Azamiyah, Adhamiya464,2agglomeration of Baghdad
'AziziyaWAAl 'Aziziya, Al-'Azízíyah7,5
BaghdádBG*Bagdad, Baghdâd1300,0502,5356,0352,0287,0250,0250,0225,0145,0145,0180,060,0100,0105,080,0in 9th century probably 2 million inhabitants40
Baghdád (agglomeration) BG5772,04478,03841,33300,03236,02183,81745,31056,6515,4400,0
BaijiSD6,9
BaladSDBeled12,0
Ba'qúbahDI*Baquba, Bakuba, Ba´qûbah114,539,234,618,510,5
BasrahBABasra, Bassora(h), Al Basrah, Bussora(h), Busra(h), al-Basrah406,3616,7370,9313,3164,6101,550,030,055,018,0-30,03636
Basrah (agglomeration)BA1300,01250,01540,0
DahúkDA*Dohuk, Dhok, Dihok, Dahûk, D'hok19,716,87,6
DíwáníyahQA*Ad Diwaniya, Al Diwaniya, ad-Dîwânîyah196,562,360,633,219,9
FallujaANAl Falluja, Al Fallújah, al-Fallûjah38,120,011,0
FaoBAFa'w15,4badly damaged in Iran-Iraq war
HabbaníyaANAl-Habbáníyah14,4
HadithaANAl Hadíthah6,9
HaiWAAl Hay, Al Hayy, Kut al Hai17,011,810,2
HalabehaASHalabja, Sírwán, Alabja11,2
HillahBB*Hilla, Hille, Al Hilla, al-Hillah268,8215,2128,884,754,136,630,015,030,030,0ruins of Babylon are nearbyca. 1100
HindiyaKAAl Hindiyah, Tuwairij, Tuwairiq, Tuwayriq, Tuwayrij16,412,811,1
HitAN9,15,58,0site of ancient Mesopotamian city of Is
Karbalá'KA*Kerbela, Messhed Hussein, Karbalâ296,7184,6107,583,360,844,265,035,065,0ca 65,0
KarkúkAT*Kirkúk, Kerkuk, Kirkûk418,6245,0207,9167,4120,668,330,030,050,0ca 30,030,0305
Karkúk (agglomeration)AT800,0570,0535,0
KázimiyahBGAl Kázimíyah, Kadhimain, Al Kadhimain, Al-Kazimayn521,4agglomeration of Baghdad
KhálisDIAl Khális11,9
KhanaqinDIKhanakin, Khaniqin23,519,310,1badly damaged in Iran-Iraq war
KifriDIKefri, Kufri, Salahiya, Zeng Abad8,5
KoisanjaqARKoi Sanjaq, Köi Sanjaq, Kuway Sandjaq10,3
KufaNAAl Kufa, Al Kufah, al-Kûfah30,921,913,7638
KútWA*Al Kút, Kut-el-Amara , Kut-al-Imara, al-Kût183,273,058,642,126,516,26,04,1
MendiliDIMandali, Mendeli, Mendali11,3
MosulNI*Al Mawsil, al-Mawsil664,2570,9293,1243,3179,6133,660,060,080,061,061,045,040,027,0250
Mosul (agglomeration)NI1739,81500,01220,0315,2260,0
MugdadiyaDIMuqdadiyah, Al Miqdadiyah12,2
MussayabBBAl Musayib, Al Musaiyib, Musayab16,012,2
NajafNA*An Najaf, Nedjef, Nejef, an-Najaf309,0242,6179,2128,188,856,330,025,020,055
Najaf (agglomeration)NA750,0
NamaniyaWANa'amiya, An Na'amiya11,910,0
NásiríyahDQ*An Nasiriya, An Násiríyah, an-Nâsirîyah265,9138,862,460,439,124,012,0badly damaged in Iran-Iraq war. Ancient city of Ur is nearby41870
Qal'at DizaAS6,3
QurnaBAAl Qurna, Al Qurnah, Kurna, Korna5,6
RamádíAN*Ar Ramadi, Ar Ramádí, ar-Ramâdî192,6137,479,528,717,71869
Refa'iQAAr Rifai7,7
RumaithaMURumaythah10,2
RutbaAN5,1
RuwandizARRawandiz, Rawanduz, Rowandiz, Ruwanduz5,8
Sa'diyaDI5,3
SamarraSD*Sâmarrâ62,024,716,48,020,084836
SamáwahMU*Samawa, As Samáwah, as-Samâwah, Samava, Samawe75,333,526,815,34,0
ShamiyaQAAsh Shamiya, Al Shamiya13,3
ShaqlawaARShaklawa6,8
ShatraQAAsh Shatra, Ash Shatrah, ash-Shatrah18,812,8
SinjarNI7,9635
SulaymáníyahAS*As-Sulaymaniyah, Sulaimaniya, Suleimanieh, as-Sulaymânîyah279,498,686,848,533,530,025,030,015,0694
Suq al ShuyoukhDQSuq ash Shuyukh, Suk esh Sheyukh16,511,6
Tall 'AfarNITel Afar, Tall ´Afar36,825,520,0
Tall KayfNITal Kaif7,5
TikrítSDTekrit9,97,788
ToozATTuz Khurmatu (?)13,9
ZakhoDAZakhu, Sakho, Zachu14,8
ZubairBAAz Zubair, Al Zubair, az-Zubayr41,428,717,9badly damaged in Iran-Iraq war
SEE REFERENCESOFPLACE NAME VARIANTS
NAME VARIANTSEE:ACTUAL FORM, or: MAIN ENTRY
Abu al Khasib> see:Abu al Khaseeb
Ad Diwaniya, ad-Dîwânîyah> see:Díwáníyah
Adhamiya> see:Azamiyah
Afak> see:'Afaq
'Al 'Amárah, al-´Amârah> see:Amárah
Al Azamiyah> see:Azamiyah
Al 'Aziziya, Al-'Azízíyah> see:'Aziziya
Al Basrah> see:Basrah
Al Diwaniya> see:Díwáníyah
Al Falluja, Al Fallújah, al-Fallûjah> see:Falluja
Al Hadíthah> see:Haditha
Al Hay, Al Hayy> see:Hai
Al Hilla, al-Hillah> see:Hillah
Al Hindiyah> see:Hindiya
Al Kadhimain> see:Kázimiyah
Al Kázimíyah, Al-Kazimayn> see:Kázimiyah
Al Khális> see:Khális
Al Kufa, Al Kufah, al-Kûfah> see:Kufa
Al Kút, al-Kût> see:Kút
Al Mawsil, al-Mawsil> see:Mosul
Al Miqdadiyah> see:Mugdadiya
Al Musaiyib, Al Musayib> see:Mussayab
Al Qurna, Al Qurnah> see:Qurna
Al Shamiya> see:Shamiya
Al Zubair> see:Zubair
Alabja> see:Halabeha
Al-Habbáníyah> see:Habbaníya
An Na'amiya> see:Namaniya
An Najaf, an-Najaf> see:Najaf
An Nasiriya, An Násiríyah, an-Nâsirîyah> see:Násiríyah
'Anna> see:Ana
Aqrah> see:'Aqra
Ar Ramadi, Ar Ramádí, ar-Ramâdî> see:Ramádí
Ar Rifai> see:Refa'i
Arbela> see:Arbíl
As Samáwah, as-Samâwah> see:Samáwah
Ash Shamiya> see:Shamiya
Ash Shatra, Ash Shatrah, ash-Shatrah> see:Shatra
As-Sulaymaniyah, as-Sulaymânîyah> see:Sulaymáníyah
Az Zubair, az-Zubayr> see:Zubair
Bakuba> see:Ba'qúbah
Bassora(h)> see:Basrah
Beled> see:Balad
Busra(h)> see:Basrah
Bussora(h)> see:Basrah
Dhok, D'hok> see:Dahúk
Dihok> see:Dahúk
Dohuk> see:Dahúk
Erbíl> see:Arbíl
Fa'w> see:Fao
Halabja> see:Halabeha
Hawler> see:Arbíl
Hille> see:Hillah
Irbíl, Irbîl> see:Arbíl
Kadhimain> see:Kázimiyah
Kefri> see:Kifri
Kerbela, Messhed Hussein, Karbalâ> see:Karbalá'
Kerkuk> see:Karkúk
Khanakin> see:Khanaqin
Khaniqin> see:Khanaqin
Kirkúk, Kirkûk> see:Karkúk
Koi Sanjaq, Köi Sanjaq> see:Koisanjaq
Korna> see:Qurna
Kufri> see:Kifri
Kurna> see:Qurna
Kut al Hai> see:Hai
Kut-el-Amara , Kut-al-Imara> see:Kút
Kuway Sandjaq> see:Koisanjaq
Mandali> see:Mendili
Mendali> see:Mendili
Mendeli> see:Mendili
Miqdadiyah> see:Mugdadiya
Musayab> see:Mussayab
Nedjef, Nejef> see:Najaf
Nejef> see:Najaf
Rawandiz, Rawanduz> see:Ruwandiz
Rifai> see:Refa'i
Rowandiz> see:Ruwandiz
Rumaythah> see:Rumaitha
Ruwanduz> see:Ruwandiz
Sakho> see:Zakho
Salahiya> see:Kifri
Shaklawa> see:Shaqlawa
Sírwán> see:Halabeha
Suk esh Sheyukh> see:Suq al Shuyoukh
Sulaimaniya> see:Sulaymáníyah
Suleimanieh> see:Sulaymáníyah
Suq ash Shuyukh> see:Suq al Shuyoukh
Tal Kaif> see:Tall Kayf
Tekrit> see:Tikrít
Tel Afar> see:Tall 'Afar
Tuwairij, Tuwairiq, Tuwayriq, Tuwayrij> see:Hindiya
Tuz Khurmatu (?)> see:Tooz
Zachu> see:Zakho
Zakhu> see:Zakho
Zeng Abad> see:Kifri

Particulars:
Dashes above vowels as diactritic marks are not correctly shown, they are poorly replaced by accent acute. Points under consonants are not placed at all.
The articles like "Ad", "Al", "An", "Ar" and "Ash" have no influence on the alphabetical order of the names, because they have been ignored.
Included are cities with over 5,000 inhabitants in 1965 as mentioned in source HW.
Figures before 1920 are all based on estimates.
File created on 2000-12-29; revised on 2002-08-23 and last modified on 2004-10-24 by Jan Lahmeyer

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