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Abu Ghraib (/ˈɑːb ˈɡrɛb, ˈɡrb/; Arabic: أبو غريب‎, Abū Ghurayb) is a city in the Baghdad Governorate of Iraq, located just west of Baghdad's city center, or northwest of Baghdad International Airport. It has a population of 189,000 (2003). The old road to Jordan passes through Abu Ghraib.

Population: 900,000

Latitude: 33° 18' 20.27" N
Longitude: 44° 11' 5.17" E

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