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Famous Iraqis

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.


  • Abdul-Razzaq Ahmed Taha chess player
  • Sahar Taha musician
  • Sultan Hashim Ahmad al-Tai politician
  • Jalal Talabani president
  • Thaer Thabet activist, journalist
  • Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti Mukhabarat leader
  • Rafi Daham al-Tikriti former chief Iraq intelligence service
  • Sabawi Ibrahim al-Tikriti former leader Iraqi secret service
  • Watban Ibrahim al-Tikriti former senior interior minister
  • Toma Tomas politician, guerilla leader
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  • Ibrahim Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum politician
  • Mohammad Bahr al-Ulloum politician
  • Yitzhak Yamin painter, sculptor
  • Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer politician, political activist
  • Ovadia Yosef scholar
  • Haitham Yousif singer, composer, songwriter
  • Ahmad ibn Yusuf mathematician
  • Zina Zaflow actress
  • Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi poet, philosopher
  • Khalil al-Zahawi calligrapher
  • Haifa Zangana novelist, artist, political activist
  • Hoshyar Zebari politician
  • Ziryab musician, poet, singer
  • Baqir Jabr al-Zubeidi politician
  • Mohammed Amza Zubeidi politician, former prime minister
  • Shaima Zubeir television presenter
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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)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.