Talk:List of cities in Iraq

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Tables of info on cities, states or whatever - containing columns with numbers (like population, population density, GDP etc.) are sorted incorrectly.

Can someone PLEASE implement integer-sort on number info? alphanumeric-sorts are messed up! Info is NOT in order. You have to eye the entire scope to fish out the, say top ten cities by population, manually. This is fine in a 20 set list, but tedious in a 50 or 200 list.

Try cites sorted alphanumerical by population. See how the numbers are arranged out of order? The 850,000s are mixed with the 80,000s and 8,000s AND only then to be followed by the 700.000s ...

Hope someone bright can fix this in a general all-around script! thank you!

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These figures are grossly exaggerated numbers. The total on this list amount to over 29 million. The entire country of Iraq had less than this for its total population in 2008! Where do these, so-called "sources" come up with their ludicrous estimates, is anyone's guess. (The source for these figures is found in World Gazetteer, "Iraq: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population," as retrieved on 2008-06-05) The folks at World Gazetteer have not even bothered to add up their own figures and see what the totals are. Let us remember, in the meantime, that tge Iraqi population is over a third rural, and around 10% living in exile in foreign countries at present (AD 2010)

I wished the Wiki editors would occasionally bother to test these figures before allowing them to be posted here. ~~izady —Preceding unsigned comment added by Izady (talkcontribs) 17:32, 6 May 2010 (UTC)