Religions and Ethnicity - Iraq



Iraq : Religions and Ethnicity
TopicValue
ReligionsMuslim (official) 97% (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%
while there has been voluntary relocation of many Christian families to northern Iraq, recent reporting indicates that the overall Christian population may have dropped by as much as 50 percent since the fall of the Saddam HUSSEIN regime in 2003, with many fleeing to Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon
Ethnic groupsArab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian, or other 5%
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Datasource: CIA - The World Factbook