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Last update : 13 February 2019

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Capital : Baghdad
Language :  Kurdish, Arabic
Currency : Iraqi dinar
Population : 36 787 000
Area : 438 317 km2

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Iraq facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on October 3, 1932.
2. The population density is 69.54 people / km2.
3. The country is 1.4 times larger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam, 94%.
5. The highest peak is Buz-dogh 3674 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Tygrys, 1418 km.
7. The full name of the country – the Republic of Iraq.
8. Political system – parliamentary democracy.
9. The motto of the country – “God is the greatest”.

11. Iraqis celebrate the New Year twice. The first ceremony is Muharram, the first month of the Muslim calendar, and the second according to the Gregorian calendar on December 31.

12. Iraq’s traditional music – Maqam, is based on Arabic poetry.

13. This country is harassed by huge swarms of locusts. 40-80 million insects a day travels up to 80 km, destroying all crops on its way.

14. The left hand is considered “impure”, therefore it is an offense to use it, for example, to eat.

15. The Gilgamesh Epos is the world’s first written story. It tells about the adventures of the legendary king, who fought to defend the ancient Iraqi city.

16. Fast food, often without a fork, is a sign for the host that the food is delicious. It is not perceived as impolite.

Author: Turyst

17. According to tradition, more than half of Iraqis marry their first or second cousin.

18. In Iraq, a horoscope, a circle, a system of 12 hour division of the day, a division of hours per minute and minutes per second were invented.

19. The country forbids Christians to talk about their faith and keep religious items outside churches.

20. Iraq went bankrupt after the war with Iran in 1980-1988. A million people died then.

Author: MR

21. Often whole families live in one house, which is expanded when the family is growing.

22. The famous story – “Ali Baba and forty brigands” was written in Iraq about 1,000 years ago.

23. In Iraqi rivers and swamps, you can find sharks from the Persian Gulf.

24. Football is the most popular sport in Iraq.

25. Sandstorms last from 20 to 50 days each year, mainly during the summer.

26. Fear of a black cat comes from Iraq.

27. About half of the country is in the desert.

Author: MR

28. Honey is an important source of food and income for many families.

29. Do not boast of items in the possession of the other person, because then the person will insist on taking them as a gift.

30. Saddam Hussein introduced a law that acquitted a man who killed a woman in defense of his family’s honor.

Author: MR

31. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 67 place,
      – 2018 year – 46 place.

32. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 270,000 professional and 520,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 168 000 professional and 150,000 reservists.

33. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 350 tanks, 4000 armored vehicles, 210 jet aircraft and 135 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 389 tanks, 13028 armored vehicles, 286 jet aircraft and 162 helicopters.

34. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $6,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $6,055,000,000 .

35. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 180 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 291 ships.

Author: Wojak

36. The first traces of beer brewing from before 6,000 years were discovered in today’s Iraq.

Author: Zenon

37. Saddam Hussein, before the US invasion of Iraq, took about 1 billion dollars from the Central Bank, which is the biggest theft of money in history.

Author: fakty

38. The minimum wage is 250,000 dinars per month (data from 2014).

39. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 14.8% .

Author: Daria

40. In Iraq, an average adult consumes about 0.5 liters of pure alcohol per year.

41. The national alcohol is anise.

42. The most beer is beer – 76%, then spirit – 23%, and wine – 1%.

Author: AlkoWorld

43. In this country, compulsory education lasts 6 years.

44. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

45. The average IQ level is 87.

Author: EduKacJa

46. National animals are golden eagle and goat.

Author: Kos

47. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

48. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the regular road is 100 km / h, and on highways 120 km / h.

49. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

50. In 2013, 5 789 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

Author: AutoMania

51. In this country there are over 4 515 000 motor vehicles registered (125 vehicles per 1 000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

52. In 2005, on the bridge in Baghdad there was a panic caused by a false alarm about a bomb attack. 953 people were killed.

Author: Fiorella

53. In this country there are over 58 592 km of paved roads (0.09% of all roads in the world).

54. In this country there are 102 airports, 72 with paved surface.

55. In this country there are over 2 370 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

56. In this country over 11,000,000 (2015) 19,000,000 (2018) people have access to internet (around 52% of the population).

Author: NET

57. The national top-level domain is .iq . There are over 1 010 websites with such an extension.

Author: http

58. The most popular pages with the extension .iq are: google.iq, etc.gov.iq and uobabylon.edu.iq.

Author: http

59. The country has over $74,000,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.63% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

60. Iraq has 89800 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

61. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $240 006 000 000 ,
      – 2018 is $198,000,000,000 .

62. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 37% GDP, or around: $88 802 220 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 63.8% GDP, or around: $126 324 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $3 509.

63. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $58,130,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

64. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

65. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 72 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

66. In this country there are 20.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 7 308 924 people).

Author: Reebeka

67. The lowest temperature: -17,6 °C was measured in Mosul.

68. The highest temperature: 53 °C was measured in Nasiriyah.

Author: weather

69. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

70. The average life expectancy in this country is 67.3 years (women – 71.7 years and men – 63.4 years).

Author: Wilga

71. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

72. 10 women give birth to 41 children on average

Author: Nadia

73. In this country, about 1 150 000 children are born each year (3.1% of the population), and about 138,000 people die (0.4% of the population).

74. The country is around:
14 721 000 people (40.25%) in the age range 0-14 years.
20 636 000 people (56.42%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1 217 900 people (3.33%) over 65 years old.

75. The average age people living in this country is 19.7 years.

Author: Sara19

76. Iraq is one of the five countries in the world where women commit more suicide than men. The other countries are: Bangladesh, Pakistan, China and Indonesia.

Author: Liliana

77. In Iraq there are 82100 km2 of agricultural land (19% of the country’s area).

78. 342 people in 1000 possess firearms.

79. The highest located city in the country is Penjwin.

80. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1980.

81. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 77 days.

82. He joined the United Nations on December 21, 1945.

Author: Statyk

83. 67% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

84. 8236 km2 of the country is covered by forests (1.9%)

85. In 2016, a death penalty was imposed on over 88 people.

Author: Statyk

86. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 15%, and for companies 15% (2018).

87. The level of inflation in 2018 is -0.8%.

Author: Fan%

What is the highest peak in Iraq?
The highest peak in Iraq is Cheekha Dar (3611 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Iraq?
The largest river in Iraq is Tygrys, 1418 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Iraq?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Iraq has national colors?
National colors: red, white, black and green.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is anise.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a golden eagle and a goat.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Iraq?
Iraq borders on such countries as: Iran, 1 458 km, Jordan 181 km, Kuweit 240 km, Saudi Arabia 814 km, Syria 605 km, Turkey 352 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 19.7 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 250,000 dinars per month (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Iraq?
The population density is 84 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
The motto of the country – “God is the greatest”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 53 ° C was measured in Nasiriyah.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -17,6 ° C was measured in Mosul.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta