Iraq Facts and History

Discover the wonders of Iraq!

Flag of Iraq
National Flag of Iraq

Interesting facts about Iraq

  • Official Name: Republic of Iraq
  • Form of Government: multiparty republic with one legislative house (Council of Representatives of Iraq [3291])
  • President: Barham Salih
  • Prime Minister: Mustafa al-Kadhimi
  • GDP: 234.1 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Baghdad
  • Population: 39.31 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Arabic; Kurdish
  • Currency: Iraqi dinar
  • Timezone: GMT+3
  • Area: 437,072 km²
  • Dialing Code: +964
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Hamrin,Qandil,Sinjar,Zagros
  • Major Rivers: Tigris,Euphrates,Shatt al-Arab River,Little Zab
  • Continent: Middle East
  • Border Countries: Iraq borders Turkey, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

Map of Iraq

National Symbols of Iraq

  • National Bird: Chukar Partridge
  • National Anthem: “Mawṭinī”
  • National Animal: Chukar Partridge
  • National Flower: Rose
  • National Tree: Date Plam tree
  • National Museum: The Iraq Museum
  • National Poet: Maarouf Al Rasafi
  • National Game: Football
  • National Mountain: Halgurd Sakran National Park
  • National Park: Halgurd Sakran