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Delve into Baghdad in Iraq!

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Baghdad in the region of Baghdād with it's 5,672,513 residents is a place located in Iraq and is the capital of this country.

Map of the area of Baghdad in Iraq

Local time in Baghdad is now 04:39 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Qaryat 'Uwarij, Umm al Ghizlan, Tikrit, Hatim as Sultan, Salim or Madinat ar Rashid. While being here, you might want to check out as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

12°C / 54 °F Few clouds
Morning Temperature 2°C / 36 °F
Evening Temperature 11°C / 52 °F
Night Temperature 6°C / 42 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 96%
Air Pressure 1030 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 20% of sky
General Conditions Few clouds

Thursday, 19th of January 2017
Clear sky, light breeze.
Clear sky Day: 13°C (56 °F)
Night: 5°C (42 °F)
Friday, 20th of January 2017
Clear sky, gentle breeze, few clouds.
Clear sky Day: 14°C (58 °F)
Night: 4°C (40 °F)
Saturday, 21st of January 2017
Clear sky, gentle breeze.
Clear sky Day: 15°C (59 °F)
Night: 4°C (39 °F)

Videos

Baghdad IZ Dust Storm & Alarm (2008)

01:28 min ( January 24, 2010 by FortKnox69)
Views: 2,133 - Rating: 5/5

Getting some video footage of a big dust storm in Baghdad's International Zone in the summer of 08', then the incoming alarm goes off sending us all inside for cover

Baghdad Province - IRAQ

16:26 min ( July 30, 2012 by urukiiraqi)
Views: 5,571 - Rating: 4.86207/5

The ancient city of Baghdad and the largest city and capital of Iraq... This movie showcases the beauty of this magnificent, vibrant, awesome and stunning metropolis inhabited by more than 9 million I...


Death toll past 132 in Baghdad bombings ...

00:31 min ( October 25, 2009 by Fernando Andra)
Views: 1,834 - Rating: 3/5

Baghdad, Iraq At least 132 people were killed and 520 wounded in twin suicide car bombings in central Baghdad Sunday, officials said -- the deadliest attack on civilians in Iraq this year. Two car bom...

Route Irish Baghdad Iraq Humvees and sir...

00:45 min ( October 15, 2010 by NickVenture1)
Views: 1,137 - Rating: 3/5

Humvees drive down Route Irish, Baghdad, Iraq, June 2006. Route Irish is a major highway in Baghdad linking the Greenzone to the Baghdad International Airport. The civilian traffic is stopped for an u...


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Upcomming Local Events

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Interesting facts about this location

Kingdom of Iraq (Mandate administration)

The Kingdom of Iraq under British Administration or Mandatory Iraq was created under the League of Nations Class A mandate under Article 22 and entrusted to Britain, when the Ottoman Empire was divided in August 1920 by the Treaty of Sèvres, following World War I. This award was prepared on April 25, 1920, at the San Remo conference in Italy. France controlled the Mandates of Syria and Lebanon.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.34, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1920 establishments, 1932 disestablishments, 20th century in Iraq, British military occupations, Fertile Crescent, Former countries in the Middle East, Iraq–United Kingdom relations, States and territories established in 1920, World Digital Library related

House of Wisdom

This article is about the medieval Abbasid Library, Baghdad. For the ancient Fatimid university see Dar al-Hikmah. The House of Wisdom was a library, translation institute and research center established in Abbasid-era Baghdad, Iraq. It was a key institution in the Translation Movement and is considered to have been a major intellectual hub during the Islamic Golden Age.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.34, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:9th-century establishments, Arabic architecture, Buildings and structures in Baghdad, Defunct libraries, Destroyed landmarks, Educational institutions established in the 8th century, Harun al-Rashid, History of Islamic science, Libraries in Iraq, Medieval Iraq

National Museum of Iraq

The National Museum of Iraq is a museum located in Baghdad, Iraq. Also known as the Iraq Museum, it contains precious relics from the Mesopotamian civilization.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.34, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological museums, Archaeology of Iraq, Buildings and structures in Baghdad, History museums, Looting, Museums established in 1926, Museums in Iraq, National museums

Coalition Provisional Authority

The Coalition Provisional Authority was established as a transitional government following the invasion of Iraq by the United States and its allies, members of the Multi-National Force – Iraq which was formed to oust the government of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

More reading: Coalition Provisional Authority homepage
Located at 33.34, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Coalition Provisional Authority, United States Department of Defense agencies

Baghdad

Baghdad is the capital of the Republic of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Province. The population of Baghdad as of 2011 is approximately 7,216,040, making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab World, and the second largest city in Western Asia. Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate.

More reading: Baghdad homepage
Located at 33.34, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:762 establishments, Arab League, Baghdad, Capitals in Asia, Capitals of caliphates, Cities in Iraq, Fertile Crescent, Historic Jewish communities, Iraqi culture, Populated places along the Silk Road, Populated places established in the 8th century

Quote of the moment

An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.

Iain Sinclair