Iraq Country Profile

Source: CIA World Factbook

Population: 30,399,572 (July 2011 est.)
Religion: Muslim 97% (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%
Languages: Arabic (official), Kurdish (official in Kurdish regions), Turkoman (a Turkish dialect), Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic), Armenian
Ethnic Groups: Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian, or other 5%
Major Cities – Population: BAGHDAD (capital) 5.751 million; Mosul 1.447 million; Erbil 1.009 million; Basra 923,000; As Sulaymaniyah 836,000 (2009)

Source: CIA World Factbook

Media Appearance

Working on a story relating to the current events in Iraq? Dr. Gabbay can provide incredible insight and lend a historical perspective to your topic with his extensive research of Iraqi history as it fits into a broader Muslim world picture. You can see some of Dr. Gabbay’s media appearances on his YouTube channel here.


Dr. Gabbay is also a consultant. His past consulting experience includes projects with Muslim culture, and Iraqi specific world issues in both a contemporary and historical context. If you are in the need of a consultant, Dr. Gabbay can lend his great insight to help make your project as successful as possible.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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