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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Baghdad, Baghdad Zoo, Damage to Baghdad during the Iraq War, Yusufiyah, Green Zone, Palestine Hotel, Abu Ghraib, Baghdad Governorate, Central Bank of Iraq, Thieves of Baghdad, Trade Bank of Iraq, Shorja, The Monument to the Unknown Soldier, Rafidain Bank, Forget Baghdad: Jews and Arabs - The Iraqi Connection, Baghdad Airport Road, Baghdad Belts, Baghdad Hotel, Camp War Eagle, Ishtar Sheraton Hotel, Green Zone Cafe, Rusafa, Qanat al-Jaish, Real Estate Bank of Iraq, Agricultural Cooperative Bank of Iraq, About Baghdad, Rasheed Bank, Industrial Bank of Iraq, Liberation Square, Baghdad, Al Nasr Wal Salam, Shrugi. Excerpt: Baghdad (Arabic: ?, IPA: ) is the capital of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Governorate. The population of Baghdad in 2011 is approximately 7,216,040. It is the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab World (after Cairo, Egypt), and the second largest city in Western Asia (after Tehran, Iran). Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Within a short time of its inception, Baghdad evolved into a significant cultural, commercial, and intellectual center for the Islamic World. This in addition to housing several key academic institutions (e.g. House of Wisdom) garnered the city a worldwide reputation as the "Center of Learning." Throughout the High Middle Ages, Baghdad was considered to be the largest city in the world with an estimated population of 1,200,000 people. 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 1938, Baghdad gradually regained some o...