Category: Iraq

The Republic of Iraq is a country in West Asia, bathed by the historic Tigris and Euphrates rivers. There are 38 million residents (2016). The capital is Baghdad. Cradle of ancient civilizations, such as Sumer, Mesopotamia, Acadia, Babylon and Assyria. It was conquered by Persians, Greeks and Romans. In the Middle Ages, it was part of the Arab Empire. Baghdad was founded in 762 and became a major cultural and economic center for the next few centuries. Then Iraq was invaded by Ottomans and Mongols. After the First World War, it became a British protectorate. Independence was achieved in 1932. Since the 1980s, Iraq has been the scene of major conflicts.

Iraq Country Population

Iraq Population

In 2003, Iraq’s single leader Saddam Hussein was overthrown, following a US-led invasion of the country. It...

Iraq Country Flag

Iraq Facts

Iraq, Middle Eastern state; 438,300 km², 38.4 million residents (2019).Iraq borders in the south to Saudi Arabia...

Airports in Iraq

Iraq Airports

As of 2019, there are 14 airports throughout the country of Iraq according to IATA and ICAO....