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Coptic church in Aswan, Egypt. Photo: Terry. Coptic Orthodox by country Last column: % Coptic Orthodox of the population Egypt 6,500,000 10% Israel 700 <0.1% Jordan 2,000 <0.1% Libya 60,000 1% Syria 65,000 0.4% TOTAL *) 6,700,000 1.7% Other countries 3,500,000 *) Calculated for the total population of North Africa...

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Originally, the title of ruler of small tribal groups among Turkish peoples. The title was also bestowed upon members of ruling families and important officials. During the Ottoman...

Unayzah City

Unayzah Unayzah, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. City in central Saudi Arabia with 135,000 inhabitants (2009 estimate), in Qassim region. Local agriculture specializes in leeks and dates. Wheat and barley...

Aden City

Arabic: ¢adan Aden Aden, Yemen. City of Yemen, and the country's winter capital, with 590,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), situated in the south of the country, at the Gulf of Aden. Aden...

Iraq Religions

Religions Figures in 1000. Islam 23,000 92.0% Shi'i 14,000 56.0% Sunni 9,000 36.0% Christianity 1,300 5.2% Nestorians 750 3.0% Chaldean Catholics 420 1.7% Syrian Catholics 100 0.4% Armenian Orthodox 20 0.1% Other Christians 10 <0.1% Yazidis 500 2.0% Ahl-e Haqq 200 0.8% Mandeans 30 <0.1% Shabak 70 <0.1% Baha'i 3 <0.1% While Islam strongly dominates the Iraqi society, there are several religions surviving in the mountains and in the capital. Baghdad has...

Ilam City

City in western Iran with 140,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), and capital of Ilam Province with 540,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 20,150 km². Ilam is...

Hafez al-Assad

Hafez al-Assad. While still in the military, picture from the 1960's Only few years before his death. (1930-2000) President of Syria 1971-2000. All through his rule, he was the most...

Nubians

People of northern Sudan and southern Egypt. With a history and traditions which can be traced to the dawn of civilization, the Nubian first settled along the...

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