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Country name:

conventional long form: Republic of Iraq
conventional short form: Iraq
local long form: Al Jumhuriyah al Iraqiyah
local short form: Al Iraq

 

Capital:

Baghdad. Population: 5.7 million (2006 estimate).
 

 

Location:

Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait

 

Area:

438,317 sq km (169,235 sq miles).

map of Iraq

Description:
Iraq shares borders with Turkey, Iran, the Gulf of Persian, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Syrian Arab Republic.

Population :
30.7m (2009).

language:
80% Arabic (official). Other languages spoken include Kurdish, Persian, Chaldean, Assyrian and Armenian. English is quite widely spoken in urban centres.

Climate:
Summers are very hot and dry but cooler in the mountains in the north and east. Winters are mild with some rain in central and southern Iraq but cold in the north.
 

Economy - overview:
Iraq's economy is dominated by the oil sector, which has traditionally provided over 90% of foreign exchange earnings.

Economy:
Iraq's economy is dominated by the oil sector, which has traditionally provided over 90% of foreign exchange earnings.
 

 

Industries:

petroleum, chemicals, textiles, construction materials, food processing

 

Exports:

Crude oil, crude materials (excluding fuel), food, and live animals.

Main trade partners: USA, Turkey, Syria, Italy and Spain.

Imports:

Food, medicine and manufactured goods.

Exchange rates:

Iraqi Dinar (IQD; symbol ID) = 20 dirhams = 1,000 fils. Notes are in denominations of ID25,000, 10,000, 5,000, 1,000, 500, 250 and 50. Coins are in denominations of ID100 and 25.
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/125/money/Middle-East/Iraq.html


GDP :
US$112.8billion (2008).
 

 

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