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Baghdad - Wikipedia
The four surrounding walls of Baghdad were named Kufa, Basra, Khurasan, and Syria; named because their gates pointed in the directions of these destinations.The distance between these gates was a little less than 2.4 km (1.5 mi). Each gate had double doors that were made of iron; the doors were so heavy it took several men to open and close them.
Baghdad - Wikitravel
Baghdad (Arabic: بـغداد Baġdād) is the capital of Iraq and has about 6.000.000 inhabitants.
Baghdad 2018: Best of Baghdad, Iraq Tourism - TripAdvisor
Baghdad Tourism: TripAdvisor has 1,269 reviews of Baghdad Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Baghdad resource.
History of Baghdad - Wikipedia
The history of Baghdad begins when city of Baghdad (Arabic: بغداد ‎ Baġdād) was founded in the mid 8th century as the Abbasid capital, following the Abbasid victory over the Umayyad Caliphate.It replaced the Sassanid capital of Seleucia-Ctesiphon some 35 km to the south-east, which was mostly depopulated by the end of the 8th century. Baghdad was the center of the Arab caliphate ...
Baghdad | national capital, Iraq | Britannica.com
Baghdad: Baghdad, city, capital of Iraq and capital of Baghdad governorate, central Iraq. Its location, on the Tigris River about 330 miles (530 km) from the headwaters of the Persian Gulf, is in the heart of ancient Mesopotamia. Baghdad is Iraq’s largest city and one of the most populous urban
Baghdad bombing: Deadliest attack in Iraqi capital in ...
(CNN)More than a day after a suicide truck bomb ripped through Baghdad, families are still hoping that rescuers searching through the rubble can locate the bodies of their loved ones. The bombing early Sunday in a busy shopping district was the deadliest single attack in Iraq's war-weary capital in ...