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Republic of Iraq : Library of Congress Federal Research Division Country Profile: Iraq

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Book Id: WPLBN0000704442
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Republic of Iraq : Library of Congress Federal Research Division Country Profile: Iraq  
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Asian literature, Writing.
Collections: e-Asia Digital Library Collection
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Publisher: University of Oregon Libraries; e-Asia Digital Library

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Republic of Iraq : Library of Congress Federal Research Division Country Profile: Iraq. (n.d.). Republic of Iraq : Library of Congress Federal Research Division Country Profile: Iraq. Retrieved from http://ebook2.worldlibrary.net/


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Excerpt: Major Cities (in order of population size); Baghdad, Mosul (Al Mawsil), Arbil (Irbil), Kirkuk, Basra (Al Basrah), and Sulaymaniyah (As Sulaymaniyah). Independence: October 3, 1932, from the British administration established under a 1920 League of Nations mandate. April 9, the date of the fall of Saddam Husayn?s regime in 2003, is the official national holiday. Public Holidays: New Year?s Day (January 1) and the national holiday (April 9) are celebrated on fixed dates. The following Muslim religious holidays occur on variable dates according to the Islamic lunar calendar, which is 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar: Eid al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice), Islamic New Year, Ashoura (the Shia observance of the martyrdom of Husayn), Mouloud (the birth of Muhammad), Leilat al Meiraj (the ascension of Muhammad), and Eid al Fitr (the end of Ramadan).

 

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