Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The country is bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the …
Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The country 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. The southern part of Iraq is within the Arabian Peninsula. The capital, Baghdad, is in the centre of the country and its largest city. The largest ethnic groups in Iraq are Arabs and Kurds. Other ethnic groups include Assyrians, Turkmen, Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians, and Kawliya. Around 95% of the country's 36 million citizens are Shia or Sunni Muslims, with Christianity, Yarsan, Yezidism, and Mandeanism also present.
- Founded: Oct 01, 1919
- Population: 34.81 million (2014)
- GDP: $220.51 billion USD (2014)
- Area: 169,235 sq miles (438,317 km²)
- Calling code: 964
- Capital: Baghdad