Things to know about the Republic of Iraq


Iraq Flag Iraq is a nation in Western Asia which is bordered by Turkey toward the north, Saudi Arabia toward the south, Iran toward the east and Syria toward the west. The Capital of Iran is Baghdad which is the biggest city in the country. Iraq is a mixture of ethnic groups including Arabs,

Yazidis, Kurds, Turkmen, Shabak, Armenians, Mandeans, Sabians, Assyrians, Circassians, and Kawliya. About 99% of citizens are Muslim here with small minorities of Christians. Arabic and Kurdish are the official languages of Iraq.

There are two significant rivers named as the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq. According to the census of 2018, the total population of Iraq is 38.43 million.

In the twentieth century, the nation Iraq was a district of the Ottoman until the partition of the Empire Ottoman Empire. Mosul Vilayet, Baghdad Vilayet, and Basra Vilayet are three Provinces of the country. In 1980, Iraq attacked Iran, which becomes the leading cause of devastating loss for the two nations.

Iraq is a government parliamentary republic. Barham Salih is the present president of the country; It consists of 19 governorates and one Kurdistan Region. Socially, Iraq is a prosperous heritage country. It has the best sculptors, painters among all the Arab countries creating finely crafted work.

Things to do in Iraq

There are three safe regions for travelers.
Iraqi Kurdistan governed by the Kurd government and headed by President Masoud Barzani. Erbil is the capital city.
Baghdad is the capital city of Iraq governed by the Iraqi government headed by President Fuad Masum.
Southern Iraq governed by the Iraqi government and other Shia furnished state armies. Karbala, Basra, and Najaf are the most important cities in the state.

Tourist Attractions

Al Kifl is a city situated in the southeast of Iraq. The location of Ezekiel's burial chamber is the leading cause of Al Kifl: Thousands of Jews visit this place every year.

Al Quanah another attraction situated in southern Iraq. It intersects Tigris and the Euphrates River. Visitors can visit the specific spot where the rivers meet.

Al-Ukhaidir also called the Abbasid Palace of Ukhaider, is situated near Karbala. It has a rectangular shape, in the year 775 BC, was utilized by the Abbasid caliph As-Saffah to take care of his territory.

Amadiya city builds on top of a rough mountain. It is 1500 meters above the ocean level. The different focal points to visit are the burial places of the Kings, the beautiful view of the top of the mosque, the Badinan Gate, Sulav springs, the Market Street, and Kani town.