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Iraq's Information

Flag of Iraq
Land Area 437,367 km2
Water Area 950 km2
Total Area 438,317km2 (#58)
Population 38,146,025 (#36)
Population Density 87.22/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $597.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $16,500
Currency Dinar (IQD)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Khodayyir Abbas politician
  • Ghaith Abdul-Ahad journalist
  • Layth Abdulamir film director
  • Rida Al Abdullah singer
  • Kasim Abid cameraman, film director, producer
  • Abo of Tiflis Christian martyr, patron saint
  • Faik Al-Aboudi painter
  • Acrassicauda band
  • Reem Alasadi fashion designer
  • Laith Alattar composer, singer
  • Antonio Albadran actor
  • Dlawer Ala'Aldeen politician, educator, researcher
  • Mohammed A. Aldouri poltician
  • Farida Mohammad Ali singer
  • Najah Ali boxer
  • Nadje Sadig Al-Ali author
  • Ayad Allawi politician, former prime minister
  • Aiham Alsammarae politician
  • Sama Raena Alshaibi artist, photographer
  • Usama Alshaibi filmmaker, visual artist
  • Alaa Abdessaheb al-Alwan politician
  • Amer Alwan film director
  • Jaber Alwan artist, painter
  • Namaa Alward actress, political activist
  • Eli Amir writer, civil servant
  • Jananne Al-Ani artist
  • Hisham N. Ashkouri architect
  • Jafar al-Askari former prime minister
  • Layla Al-Attar artist, painter
  • Nadhmi Auchi entrepreneur
  • Halla Ayla artist, photographer
  • Abdul-Wahid Aziz weightlifter, Olympic medalist
  • Fadhil Al Azzawi writer
  • Jamil Bachir musician
  • Salaheddine Bahaaeddin politician
  • Zainab Bahrani educator
  • Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr former president
  • Joe Balass film maker
  • Nisrin Barwari politician
  • Massoud Barzani president of Iraqi Kurdistan region
  • Ala Bashir painter, sculptor
  • Munir Bashir musician
  • Taha Baqir archaeologist, author, historian
  • Alon Ben-Meir political expert Middle East
  • Kenza Braiga actress
  • Rifat Kamil Chadirji architect, author

C - G

  • Ahmed Chalabi politician
  • Ra'anan Cohen politician
  • Ran Cohen politician
  • Mohamed Al-Daradji film director
  • Tamara Dhia actress, film producer
  • Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos-Patriarch
  • Faisal II of Iraq last king of Iraq
  • Alexander Farsi model, actor
  • Rashid Ali al-Gaylani former prime minister
  • Raad Ghantous interior designer
  • Nazem Al-Ghazali singer, songwriter
  • Abd Al-Rahman Al-Gillani first prime minister
  • Shosha Goren actress, comedian
H - J
  • Seta Hagopian singer
  • Rahim Al Haj musician, composer
  • Abdul Aziz al Hakim theologian, politician
  • Ja'far 'Abd Al-Hamid filmmaker
  • Mohsen Abdel Hamid politician, scholar
  • Klodia Hanna singer, model
  • Tariq Hashim filmmaker
  • Rauf Hassan journalist, writer
  • Amira Hess poet, artist
  • Saddam Hussein former president
  • Ibrahim al-Jaafari politician, former prime minister
  • Parine Jaddo film director
  • Raed Jarrar architect, blogger, political advocate
  • Zuhair Al-Jezairy journalist, editor
  • Rassim al-Jumaili comedian, actor
  • Hayv Kahraman artist, painter
  • Fajer Al-Kaisi actor, comedian
  • Hind Kamel actress, film director
  • Hatem Kamil former deputy governor

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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