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Iraq Flag Iraq is Middle Eastern country, located in Southwest Asia. It borders Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey, and has a short coastline on the Persian Gulf. The country contains two major rivers, the Tigris, and the Euphrates.

As of 2009, the country had a populaton of approximately 31.2 million, and additionally, a large number of Iraqis have been displaced to other countries, principally as a result of violence in the country.

The capital and largest city of the country, Baghdad, has a population estimated to be around 7.5 million, and is located on the River Tigris, in the center of the country. Baghdad is the second largest city of the Arab world (after Cairo, in Egypt), and dates back to the 8th century.

Map of Iraq

Recent Iraqi history has been dominated by a series of wars. The Iran-Iraq war of 1980 to 1988, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, followed by the Gulf War ("Desert Storm") of 1991, and most recently the US-led invasion of the country ("Operation Iraqi Freedom") in 2003, followed by several years of continued violence in the aftermath of the invasion. It is however begun to look as though things may now be beginning to improve, and violence levels seemed to have been falling from late 2009.

The Iraqi economy is dominated by oil, and this sector accounts for about 95% of foreign exchange earnings. At present, the economy is still recovering in the aftermath of the recent wars and the economic sanctions which were imposed on the country for several years after the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.

Iraq Country Details


Country Name Iraq
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Flag Iraq Flag
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Baghdad


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Iraq 2 (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Geoff Hann

Released: August 7th, 2015
Paperback (384 pages)

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Iraq 2 (Bradt Travel Guides)
  • Manufacturer: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1841624888
  • EAN: 9781841624884
  • PartNumber: illustrations (colour), maps (colour)
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 2nd edition
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Author: Geoff Hann
  • Publication Date: August 7th, 2015
  • Release Date: August 7th, 2015
Physical Description:
  • Size: 8.45 Inches by 5.22 Inches by 0.76 Inches
  • Weight: 0.95680621708 Pounds
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Kurdistan - A Companion: A Guide to the KRG region of Iraq (Companion Guides)
By Yvonne van der Bilj

Gilgamesh Publishing
Released: July 1st, 2019
Paperback (192 pages)

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Kurdistan - A Companion: A Guide to the KRG region of Iraq (Companion Guides)
  • Manufacturer: Gilgamesh Publishing
  • Brand: Gilgamesh Publishing
  • ISBN: 1908531010
  • EAN: 9781908531018
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 0
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Authors: Yvonne van der Bilj, Parwez Zabihi
  • Publication Date: July 1st, 2019
  • Release Date: July 1st, 2019
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  • Size: 8.25 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.39 Inches
  • Weight: 0.0 Pounds
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Baghdad Iraq: City Map Notebook for Travelers Notebook for Travelers - Back To School Gift | Business Notebook 6x9 Inches | 100 Pages
By PlainPage Publishing

Released: March 3rd, 2020
Paperback (100 pages)

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Baghdad Iraq: City Map Notebook for Travelers Notebook for Travelers - Back To School Gift | Business Notebook 6x9 Inches | 100 Pages
  • Manufacturer: Independently published
  • EAN: 9798620977116
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Author: PlainPage Publishing
  • Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
  • Release Date: March 3rd, 2020
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.25 Inches
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Iraq Travel Map (Globetrotter Travel Map)
By Globetrotter

Globetrotter Travel Guides
Released: September 15th, 2009
Map (1 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Globetrotter
  • Brand: Globetrotter Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1847731988
  • EAN: 9781847731982
  • PartNumber: 1; 1 500 000
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  • Product Category: Map
  • Format: Folded Map
  • Edition: Other
  • Number of Pages: 1
  • Author: Globetrotter
  • Publication Date: September 15th, 2009
  • Release Date: September 15th, 2009
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  • Size: 10.0 Inches by 5.0 Inches by 0.25 Inches
  • Weight: 0.220462262 Pounds
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Iraq: Then & Now (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Karen Dabrowska

Released: June 17th, 2008
Paperback (384 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1841622435
  • EAN: 9781841622439
  • PartNumber: col. Illustrations, maps (some col.)
Details:
  • Paperback
  • Edition: 1st
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Authors: Karen Dabrowska, Hann Geoff
  • Publication Date: June 17th, 2008
  • Release Date: June 17th, 2008
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  • Size: 8.5 Inches by 5.25 Inches by 1.0 Inches
  • Weight: 1.01 Pounds
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