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Ramadi (Arabic: الرمادي‎; BGN: Ar Ramādī) is the capital of the Al Anbar governorate of Iraq.


Ramadi is the largest city in Al-Anbar The city extends along the Euphrates and is the largest city in Al-Anbar. Founded by the Ottoman Empire in 1879, by 2018 it had a population of about 200,000 people, near the entirety of whom are Sunni Arabs from the Dulaim tribal confederation.

Ramadi is on the Euphrates and on the road west into Syria and Jordan, which has earned the city significant prosperity, but also had it suffer in wars. It was heavily damaged during the US occupation in 2003–2011 and was governed by ISIL May–December in 2015.

Get in[edit]

Ramadi is on the highway from Amman, Jordan, branches of which come from Syria via Al-Qaim or Ar Rutba. As of 2022 a journey via Syria is hardly to be recommended, and the border may be closed.

There is a rail line from Baghdad. As of 2019 there had been no passenger service running for at least a decade, but in 2018 trains started operating to nearby Fallujah again, raising hopes that passenger services will be extended to Ramadi in the near future.

  • 1 Ramadi Eastern railway station.
  • 2 Ramadi Western railway station.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Great Mosque of Ramadi (جامع الرمادي الكبير). The largest mosque in Ramadi, with some parts built in 1886. It eas severely damaged during the battle to retake Ramadi from ISIS but was rebuilt in 2017. Great Mosque of Ramadi (Q22686658) on Wikidata




  • 1 Anbar International Hotel. Largest hotel in the Anbar province, expected to open in 2022.


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