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Baghdad
parliamentary democracy
437072 km2
28221180 (July 2008 est.) / 64/km2
Iraqi Dinar (IQD) currency converter
$ 3600 (2007 est.)
Arabic, Kurdish (official in Kurdish regions), Turkoman (a Turkish dialect), Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic), Armenian
Muslim 97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%
mostly desert; mild to cool winters with dry, hot, cloudless summers; northern mountainous regions along Iranian and Turkish borders experience cold winters with occasionally heavy snows that melt in early spring, sometimes causing extensive flooding in central and southern Iraq
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