Abbasid Caliphate, Baghdad

Administration of Abbasid caliphate first managed from Kufa, but later on in 762 Calipha Al-Mansur stablished a new City Baghdad and shifted his administration from Kufa to Baghdad. After that Baghdad became capital of Abbasid Caliphate and later on the city became is Capital of Republic of Iraq. 
Harun Al-Rashid became Calipha in 786 when he was in his early twenties. During the reign of the Harun al-Rashid, the city of Baghdad began to flourish as a center of knowledge, culture and trade and in 9th and 10th centrury Baghdad was the largest city of the world. During his tenure lots of Internation Universities and Madarsas have been stablished, which attracted most of the students or scholar from the World towards Baghdad to acquire the education, knowledge and enlightment. 

Map of Abbasid Caliphate administration during Calipha Harun Al-Rashid (786-809) 




1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbasid_Caliphate
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