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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

See Also

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.

K continued

  • Yonadam Kanna politician
  • Salam Karam journalist
  • Abderrahman Sadik Karim engineer, environmental activist
  • Fakhriya Abdel Karim actress, activist
  • Farouk Kaspaules artist
  • Jim Al-Khalili physicist, author
  • Betool Khedairi novelist
  • Salama al-Khufaji politician
  • Raja Habib al-Khuzaai politician
  • Walid al-Kubaisi author
  • Leila Kubba artist
  • Nedim Kufi visual artist
L - N
  • Fareed Lafta pilot, athlete, cosmonaut
  • Nazik Al-Malaika poet
  • Nouri al-Maliki prime minister
  • Alia Mamdouh novelist
  • Hassan Massoudy calligrapher
  • Rahma Mezher singer
  • Jamil al-Midfai politician, former prime minister
  • Dunya Mikhail poet
  • Alphonse Mingana theologian, historian
  • Abdul-Wahab Mirjan former prime minister
  • Yitzhak Mordechai politician
  • Majid Al Muhandis singer, composer
  • Ahmed Mukhtar musician
  • Karo Murat boxer
  • Lauren Nadada actress
  • Aida Nadeem musician
  • Muhammad Najibar-Rubai first president
  • Armand Nassery author, filmmaker
  • Eliyahu Nawi jurist, poet, politician
  • Muayyed Nureddin geologist
P - R
  • Adnan Pachachi politician, diplomat
  • Maysoon Pachachi film director, editor, producer
  • Salima Pasha singer
  • Salam Pax blogger, translator, journalist
  • Hanna Petros composer
  • Abdal-Karim Qasim army general, former prime minister
  • David Rabeeya author, educator
  • Mohammad Tofiq Rahim politician
  • Abdel Amir Abbud Rahima politician
  • Ibn Rajab scholar
  • Taha Yassin Ramadan former vice president
  • Latif Rashid politician
  • Hussam Al-Rassam singer
  • Hormuzd Rassam assyriologist
  • Shero Rauf actor, stuntman
  • Basam Ridha political advisor
  • Rashid al-Rifai politician
  • Mowaffak al-Rubaie statesman


  • Abd al-Muhin Al-Saadoon politician, former prime minister
  • Charles Saatchi advertising executive, co-founder Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Salah al-Din al-Sabbagh army officer, nationalist
  • Naji Sabri politician
  • Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr cleric, philosopher
  • Muqtada al-Sadr Iraqi Islamic political leader
  • Mahmoud Saeed novelist
  • Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf diplomat, politician
  • Faisel Laibi Sahi artist
  • Kadim Al Sahir musician, singer, songwriter
  • Nuri al-Said politician, former prime minister
  • Zainab Salbi writer, activist, social entrepreneur
  • Hiner Saleem film director
  • Barham Salih politician
  • Ezzedine Salim politician
  • Saad Salman film director
  • Tamara Salman design director
  • Sarmed al-Samarrai actor
  • Osamah Sami actor
  • Ashur Bet Sargis composer, singer
  • Imad Sarsam surgeon, educator
  • David Sassoon politician
  • Janan Sawa singer
  • Hussain al-Shahristani politician
  • Laila Al Shaikhli anchorwoman, television presenter
  • Hamid Raja Shalah Iraqi air force commander
  • Naseer Shamma musician
  • Nawfal Shamoun singer
  • Kadhem Sharif wrestler, weightlifter
  • Naji Shawkat politician, former prime minister
  • Hashim Abderrahman al-Shibli politician
  • Salim al-Shimiri fashion designer
  • Samuel Shimon writer, journalist
  • Salman Shukur musician
  • Ronny Someck poet, author
  • Hikmat Sulayman politician, former prime minister
  • Tawfiq al-Suwaidi politician, former prime minister

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Iraq Trivia

What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Iraq?

Arabs comprise the majority of Iraq's demography, while Kurds are the largest minority.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Iraq

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