The Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia. It shares a border with Jordan, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey. Its capital Baghdad is located in the central eastern part of the country. The historical rivers of Tigris and Euphrates run through the center of the country and flow from the northwest to the southeast of Iraq. These two ancient rivers have provided Iraq with fertile land for centuries.

Citadel of Erbil, Iraq
Citadel of Erbil | Photo by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP(Glasg) under creative commons

Key Facts About Afghanistan

Location  Located in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait
CurrencyIraqi Dinar
Currency Conversion1IQD = 0.00084USD
ClimateIraq has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. 
Population40.4 million (2019 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageArabic is the National Language

Tourist Attractions in Iraq

  • Ishtar Gate
  • Citadel of Erbil
  • Tower of Babel Ruins
  • Imam Husayn Shrine
  • The Abbasid Palace
  • Babylon
  • Great Mosque of Samarra
  • Taq Kasra
  • Ziggurat of Ur
  • Aqar Quf/ Dur-Kurigalzu
  • Kirkuk Citadel and Daniel’s Tomb
  • Euphrates and Tigris Rivers