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Iraqi Census (1957)

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Iraqi Census (1957)

The Iraqi census of 1957 was the second census taken in the Kingdom of Iraq. The census took place after more than 25 years of the establishment of the Iraq. The census showed that the country had a total population of 6,339,960. Muslims made 95% of the total population, with Christians coming second at 3.3%, Yezidis with 0.88%, and Jews with 0.08%. The biggest city was the capital Baghdad, with a population of 490,496.

Governorate Today part of Muslims Christians Jewish Mandaeans Yezidis Others Unknown Total
Amara Maysan 325,900 1,086 65 2,579 71 9 113 329,840
Baghdad Baghdad and Saladin 1,235,538 68,775 3,634 3,768 311 431 555 1,313,012
Basra Basra 489,117 11,238 352 2,182 59 94 288 503,330
Erbil Erbil 265,984 7,198 1 41 20 2 137 273,383
Diyala Diyala 328,410 816 67 223 12 195 113 329,836
Diwaniya Qadisiyah, Muthanna and Najaf 519,732 429 42 192 55 1 19 520,470
Dulaim Al-Anbar 244,570 8,041 18 243 18 20 113 253,023
Hilla Babil 354,047 502 16 72 28 11 103 354,779
Karbala Karbala 217,143 91 18 38 9 17 59 217,375
Kirkuk Kirkuk 375,232 13,150 6 242 23 56 130 388,839
Kut Wasit 294,955 313 52 225 42 4 308 295,899
Mosul Ninawa and Dohuk 609,247 90,348 18 61 55,129 169 475 755,447
Muntafiq Dhi Qar 456,885 314 17 1,544 28 3 57 458,848
Sulaymaniya Sulaymaniya 302,825 1,925 13 15 23 23 71 304,894
Total 6,057,493 206,206 4,906 11,825 55,885 1,039 2,606 6,339,960

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  • 1957 Iraqi census (archived from the original in February 27, 2012).
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