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Republic o Iraq
جمهورية العراق
Jumhūriyat Al-Irāq (Arabic)
كۆماری عێراق
Banner o Iraq
Coat o airms o Iraq
Banner Coat o airms
Naitional motto:
Iraq in its region.svg
Offeecial leid Arabic
Caipital Baghdad
Lairgest ceety caipital

Heid o State -
Prime Meenister -

Federal parliamentary republic

Preses Jalal Talbani

Nouri al-Maliki

Area 438,317 km2
169,234 sq mi
Population 31,234,000
Foondin 3 October 1932
Siller Iraqi dinar (IQD)
Time zone UTC+3
Naitional anthem Mawtini
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .iq
Cawin code 964

Iraq (pronounced /iːˈrɑːk/ or /ɪˈræk/, Arabic: العراق Al-Irāq), offeecially the Republic o Iraq (Arabic: Aboot this soond جمهورية العراق  Jumhūrīyat Al-Irāq, Template:Lang-ku-2, Komara Îraqê)[1] is a kintra in Wastren Asie spannin maist o the northwastren end o the Zagros muntain range, the eastren pairt o the Sirie Desert an the northren pairt o the Arabie Desert.[2]

Iraq is bordered bi Jordan tae the wast, Sirie tae the northwast, Turkey tae the north, Iran tae the east, an Kuwait an Saudi Arabie tae the sooth. Iraq haes a narrae section o coastline measurin 58 km (35 miles) on the northren Persie Guwf. The caipital ceety, Baghdad is in the center-east o the kintra.

Twa major rivers, the Tigris an Euphrates, run through the center o Iraq, flowin frae northwast tae sootheast. These provide Iraq wi agriculturally capable land an contrast wi the steppe an desert landscape that covers maist o Wastren Asie.

Historically, the territory comprisin o the land cawed "Iraq" wis kent in Europe bi the Greek toponym 'Mesopotamie' (Land atween the rivers). Iraq haes been hame tae continuous successive ceevilizations syne the 6t millennium BC. The region atween the Tigris an Euphrates rivers is identifee'd as the cradle o ceevilization an the birthplace o writin an the wheel.

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