Baghdad


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Baghdad (; Arabic: بَغْدَاد [baɣˈdaːd] (listen)) is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world after Cairo. It is located on the Tigris near the ruins of the ancient Akkadian city of Babylon and the Sassanid Persian capital of Ctesiphon. In 762 CE, Baghdad was chosen as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, and became its most notable major development project. Within a short time, the city evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center of the Musli…
Baghdad (; Arabic: بَغْدَاد [baɣˈdaːd] (listen)) is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world after Cairo. It is located on the Tigris near the ruins of the ancient Akkadian city of Babylon and the Sassanid Persian capital of Ctesiphon. In 762 CE, Baghdad was chosen as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, and became its most notable major development project. Within a short time, the city evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center of the Muslim world. This, in addition to housing several key academic institutions, including the House of Wisdom, as well as a multiethnic and multi-religious environment, garnered it a worldwide reputation as the "Center of Learning".

Baghdad was the largest city in the world for much of the Abbasid era during the Islamic Golden Age, peaking at a population of more than a million. The city was largely destroyed at the hands of the Mongol Empire in 1258, resulting in a decline that would linger through many centuries due to frequent plagues and multiple successive empires. With the recognition of Iraq as an independent state (formerly the British Mandate of Mesopotamia) in 1932, Baghdad gradually regained some of its former prominence as a significant center of Arab culture, with a population variously estimated at 6 or over 7 million. Compared to its large population, it has a small area at just 673 square kilometers (260 sq mi).

The city has faced severe infrastructural damage due to the Iraq War, which began with the United States-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and lasted until 2011, and the subsequent insurgency and renewed war that lasted until 2017, resulting in a substantial loss of cultural heritage and historical artifacts. During this period, Baghdad had one of the highest rates of terrorist attacks in the world. However, terrorist attacks are rare and have been declining since the territorial defeat of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq in 2017.

Airports near Baghdad

Closest airports to Baghdad are Baghdad BGW (IQ) (0 km), Al-Najaf NJF (IQ) (143 km), Ilaam IIL (IR) (251 km), Erbil EBL (IQ) (324 km), Sulaimaniyah ISU (IQ) (339 km)

Cheapest flights to Baghdad

Istanbul Baghdad
COUNTRY_TR Turkey COUNTRY_IQ Iraq
01-11-2022 direct
BGW
Beirut Baghdad
COUNTRY_LB Lebanon COUNTRY_IQ Iraq
24-01-2023 direct
BGW
Tehran Baghdad
COUNTRY_IR Iran COUNTRY_IQ Iraq
12-09-2022 direct
BGW
Sharjah Baghdad
COUNTRY_AE United Arab Emirates COUNTRY_IQ Iraq
25-08-2022 direct
BGW
Dubai Baghdad
COUNTRY_AE United Arab Emirates COUNTRY_IQ Iraq
25-08-2022 direct
BGW
Moscow Baghdad
COUNTRY_RU Russia COUNTRY_IQ Iraq
08-01-2023 stops
BGW
Copenhagen Baghdad
COUNTRY_DK Denmark COUNTRY_IQ Iraq
11-08-2022 stops
BGW

Direct flights to Baghdad

Meteo: Baghdad BGW

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Tall Khanum
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43°
Wind
22.0 km/h
Humidity
15%
Visibility
5.0 km
Friday
12 August
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38°
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Wind: 34.9 km/h
Saturday
13 August
Sunny
39°
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Wind: 32.0 km/h
Sunday
14 August
Sunny
39°
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Wind: 27.4 km/h
Hotels in Baghdad
Hotels in Baghdad