Where is Iraq?

Located in the Middle East, Iraq has a 3,809.00 km border with Iran (1,599 km), Jordan (179 km), Kuwait (254 km), Saudi Arabia (811 km), Syria (599 km) and Turkey (367 km).Iraq's lack of a maritime boundary with Iran often prompts jurisdiction disputes.

Iraq is an Asian country covering 438,317.00 km2 of which 0.22% is water and 437,367.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 60th largest country in the world and slightly more than three times the size of New York state. Its geographic coordinates are 33 00 N, 44 00 E and Baghdad is the capital city.

The name is said to derive from the word "Uruk", which was the ancient Sumerian and Babylonian city on the Euphrates River.

Its ISO code is IQ.


Iraq has a mean elevation of 312 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Persian Gulf. Its highest elevation is Cheekha Dar (Kurdish for "Black Tent") 3,611 which is 3,611m above tall.

Its climate is mostly arid, with mild, cool winters and hot, cloudless summers. Its terrain mostly consists of broad plains, with some marshes along the Iranian border and mountains along the borders with Turkey and Iran.


Iraq has a population of 38,146,025 making it the 36th largest in the world. The country's population is concentrated in the north, center, and eastern parts of the country.

Arabic and Kurdish are official languages. Major ethnic groups include Arab and Kurdish. Muslims make up the vast majority of religions.

The dialing code for the country is 964.


Iraq is an independent country. It gained independence from League of Nations mandate in 1932. Its constitution was last ratified in 2005.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Iraq's GDP is $597,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $16,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 35th largest economy and its citizens the 97th richest in the world. The currency of Iraq is the Dinar (IQD).

Its major export partners are China, India, and South Korea. Its main exports are crude oil and crude materials. Its major import partners are Turkey, Syria, and China. Its major imports include food, medicine, and manufactures.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017