Facts about Iraq. Iraq is an islamic country located in Western Asia. The official name of this country is the Republic of Iraq. Iraq is bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi–Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. Baghdad is capital and biggest city of Iraq. Iraq occupied 437,072 kilometer square land area which makes it 58th biggest country in the world by area. population of iraq is more than 37,202,572 people. The official language of iraq is Arabic and Kurdish.
Amazing Facts about Iraq
In arabic language Iraq mean “deep rooted’ or ‘the fertile”.
The indepence day of Iraq is 3 October. They gained independence from Britain in 1932 and became a republic in 1958.
The total annual GDP of Iraq is more than $240.006 billion.
The per capita GDP of Iraq is $6,491.
Iraq is a third biggest country that produce dates in a large quantity all over the world.
In Iraq more than 50% population prefer to marry with first or second cousin.
Iraq is a first country in the world who introduce “writing system” that is recorded in history.
After the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the United States encouraged the Iraqis to revolt against Hussein, but the U.S. controversially did not aid the people. Consequently, Saddam crushed the rebellion and tens of thousands of people were killed.
During the Iraq-Iran war in the 1980s, Saddam Hussein was an ally of the United States.
The govt of iraq make al-Shaheed Monument in Baghdad for tribute of those solders who died during the Iraq-Iran war.
The traditional music of Iraq is called maqam, which is based on Arabic poetry.
Iraq is divided into eighteen provinces, which are further divided into districts.
Sand and dust storms rage for 18 to 45 days each year in Iraq, mostly during the summer.
The thousands of underground tunnels and bunkers built by Iraqi dictator between the 1970s and 1980s .
Iraq has 5 UNESCO world heritage sites.
The Major cities of Iraq is Baghdad (5.751 million), Mosul (1.447 million), Erbil (1.009 million), Basra (923,000), and As Sulaymaniyah (836,000).
The currency of Iraq is Iraqi Dinar (IQD), one dollar is equal to 1190 Iraqi Dinar.
National animal of Iraq is Lion.
According to Islamic traditions, Prophet Noah built his ark in the city of Kufa which is situated in Iraq.
The national dish of this country is impaled fish known as Masgouf.
According to the CIA World Factbook, the life expectancy in Iraq is around 69.01 years.