Description This image taken from space is part of a collection of more than 400 amazing satellite pictures provided by Spot Image. Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, which it is coterminous with. With a municipal population estimated at 7,000,000, it is the largest city in Iraq and the the second-largest city in the Arab World. Located on the Tigris River, the city dates back to at least the 8th century. Baghdad has been a center of violent conflict since 2003 because of the ongoing Iraq War.
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Astrium-GEO handles the world-wide distribution of geographical information products and services using data from Earth observation satellites (optical or radar) ranging from low to very high resolution: Spot 4 and 5, Kompsat-2, Formosat-2, as well as TerraSAR-X, ENVISAT/ERS, LANDSAT-7, etc.