Geographical position: Iraq is located on Middle East… The country is located in the very center of the eastern states (Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia). The Persian Gulf is located in the southeastern part of Iraq. The territorial area of the country is 437 thousand square meters. km. The relief of Iraq is divided into several parts. The Syrian Desert is located in the southwestern part, the north consists of the Armenian Highlands, and the northeastern part is endowed with the Iranian Highlands.
City Baghdad with a centuries-old historical past is the capital of the country. The population of Baghdad is over 6 million. They speak in Iraq in two officially recognized languages - Arabic and Kurdish. About 95% of the country’s inhabitants preach the Muslim faith.
Iraq on the map
Traveling to Iraq is an unsafe trip
Brief description: Once upon a time on the territory of modern Iraq, where the two largest rivers of the East flow Tiger and Euphrates, many thousands of years ago, the Sumerian culture was formed. Now, at this particular time, it is unsafe for tourists to travel to this Arab country, because the socio-political situation in Iraq is unstable. Perhaps soon everything will change and tourists will be able to see the beauty and historical heritage of this state.
Iraq is a hot country with an arid climate located in the subtropical zone. On average, the air temperature in Iraq is +22.8 C. In August, the air here heats up to +44 C, and in January it can drop to +4 C.
History of Iraq
In ancient times, this state was always part of an empire (Assyrian, Babylonian or Persian). Iraq has survived many wars … The Arabs, who subjugated Iraq in the 7th century, brought Islam with them to the country. In the 8th century, Baghdad became the capital of the Caliphate. In the middle of the 8th century, the country survived the invasion of the Tatar-Mongols, and in the 15th century, the state was enslaved by the troops of Tamerlane. The 16th century is marked by the entry of the country into the Ottoman Empire.
Initiated by UK at the beginning of the 20th century, the Kingdom of Iraq was formed. The country received its independence in 1932. In order to restore Kuwait’s independence by the end of the 20th century USA invade the territory of the state. The war lasted almost a month. Already at the beginning of the 21st century, the United States again unleashes a war with Iraq, as a result of which it establishes its power …
Many Asian countries and some states Europe borrowed elements of the cultural traditions of this “cradle of human civilization.” Since the predominant religion in Iraq is Islam, religious holidays are common in the country.
Local cuisine is influenced by Iranian and Turkish culinary traditions. In Iraq, they eat almost all the products that are common in other Asian and European countries (meat, rice, vegetables and fruits, dairy products).