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Karrada is a major affluent district of the city Baghdad
Baghdad
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Governorate. The population of Baghdad in 2011 is approximately 7,216,040...

, Iraq
Iraq
Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

. It is of a mixed population but it is noted for having majority of Shia population. The presence of Christian
Christian
A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as recorded in the Canonical gospels and the letters of the New Testament...

s are notable in the area. It is considered one of the most integrated areas of the city since its residences in general have roots in the area.

Karrada as a land is part of a peninsula created by the Tigris river significant turn, which gives this part of the city a remarkable character. The area has the river running on both sides. Although the peninsula created by the river is not all Karrada, the latter represents the major portion of it.
The other significant part of the peninsula, though not as big as Karrada, is Al-Jadriya
Al-Jadriya
Al-Jadriya is a neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq along the Tigris river. Al-Jadriya shares a significant but comparatively smaller part of the peninsula with Karrada. Al-Jadriya lies at the south tip of the peninsula where Tigris river makes its major turn and heads to the north-east. Its...

. It is a small district which lies at the south tip of the peninsula where Tigris river makes its major turn and heads to the north-east. Its significance comes from the quality of life style of the neighborhood. The real estate is the most expensive of all Baghdad. The design and the building of the University of Baghdad Campus in 1958 in this area added to its value since this project had become one of the important cultural centers of the city. The University of Baghdad campus was designed by Walter Gropius
Walter Gropius
Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School who, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture....

, AIA
American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image...

, Louis Mcmillen and Robert McMillan
Robert S. McMillan (architect)
Robert Sensman McMillan was an architect who was one of the founders of The Architects Collaborative. He was a part of TAC its founding date in 1945 until he left in 1963. Following his departure from TAC, he started his own firm Robert S. McMillan Associates, which concentrated mainly on projects...

 of The Architects Collaborative.

The airline Al-Naser Airlines
Al-Naser Airlines
Al-Naser Airlines is a charter airline based in Karrada, Baghdad, Iraq. Its main base is Baghdad International Airport.-History:Al-Naser Airlines is registered with the Iraqi Cilvil aviation authority to hold a AOC...

has its head office in Karrada, in an area next to Al Jadirya Private Hospital.