List of places in Iraq

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This is a list of places in Iraq. Provinces of Iraq lists the regional administrative provinces, and Districts of Iraq lists the subdivisions of those provinces.

Modern cities and towns[edit]

Iraq Map

Ancient cities and important ruins[edit]

Holy sites[edit]

Imam Husayn Shrine



Assyrian Christians constitute one of the most indigenous communities in the country. Iraq houses some of the most ancient early Christian material culture, including various churches and monasteries in Tikrit, Nineveh, Dohuk, and the Barwari Bala region. These sites include St. Hermiz and St. Matthew monasteries in the town of Alqosh, the churches of Mar Qayoma and St. George in the Assyrian village Dure in Barwar, St. Bnai Shmuni in Aradan, Sapna region, as well as St. Odisho in the village Dere, also in the Sapna region in Northern Iraq.


  • Baghdad – The House of Bahá'u'lláh in Baghdad, is a place of Bahá'í pilgrimage. Its significance is that it is where Bahá'u'lláh lived in from 1853 to 1863 (except for two years). It is designated in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas as a place of pilgrimage and is considered a holy place by Bahá'ís.[1] During the 1920s the house was confiscated by Shiah authorities, who were hostile to the Bahá'í Faith. The Council of the League of Nations upheld the Bahá'í's claim to the house, but it has not yet been returned to the Bahá'í community.[1][2]

Other geographic features[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Smith, Peter (2000). "Baghdad: the House of Bahá'u'lláh". A concise encyclopedia of the Bahá'í Faith. Oxford: Oneworld Publications. pp. 66–67. ISBN 1-85168-184-1. 
  2. ^ Toynbee, Arnold J. (1935). Survey of International Affairs 1934. London: Oxford University Press. pp. 120–122. 

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