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What is the capital of Iraq?

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2017-12-01 02:14:50

The capital city of Iraq is Baghdad.

However, because of the increasing semi-independence of Iraqi

Kurdistan and the recent (2014) violence in Sunni-dominated Anbar

province and nearby Sunni-majority areas, the government in Baghdad

does not directly control large portions of the country. Therefore,

Iraq effectively has three capitals: Baghdad: the

headquarters of the Iraqi Government, Erbil/Hewlêr

(International vs. Kurdish name): the headquarters of the Iraqi

Kurdistani government, and Ar-Raqqa (in Syria):

the headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which

controls swathes of western Iraq.


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