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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

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. This country has more than 4,515,000 motor vehicles (125 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

2. The national top-level domain is .iq . There are over 1 010 websites with this extension.

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

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

5. The country has 102 airports, 72 of the paved surface.

6. In this country there are more than 2 370 km of railway tracks.

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

8. Full name of the country – Republic of Iraq.

9. Political system – parliamentary democracy.


Geography in Iraq

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

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

3. Iraq borders on such countries as: Iran 1,458 km, Jordan 181 km, Kuwait 240 km, Saudi Arabia 814 km, Syria 605 km, Turkey 352 km.

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

5. The country is 1.4 times larger than Poland.

6. The highest peak is Buz-dogh 3674 m above sea level.

7. The longest river is Tygrys, 1418 km.

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

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

10. 8236 km2 of the country is covered by forests (1.9%)

88. The nearest capital in a straight line from Baghdad is Kuwait (Kuwait) – 555 km.

89. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Baghdad is Nukuʻalofa (Tonga) – 15902 km.


Finance in Iraq

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

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

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

4. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 240 006 000 000 (PLN 1 027 225 680 000 ),
– in 2018 it is $ 198,000,000,000 (PLN 847 440,000,000).

5. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 37% of GDP, which is about: $ 88 802 220 000 (PLN 380 073 501 600),
2018 year was 63.8% GDP, i.e. around: $ 126 324 000 000 (PLN 540 666 720 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 3,509 (PLN 15,177).

6. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 58 130,000,000 .

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

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


Law in Iraq

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Education in Iraq

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 87.

4. 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).


Work in Iraq

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

2. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 14.8% .

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

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


Best in Iraq

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1. 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.

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

3. The highest peak is Buz-dogh 3674 m above sea level.

4. The longest river is Tygrys, 1418 km.

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

6. 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.

7. 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.

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

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


Army in Iraq

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 67 place,
2018 > year – 46 place.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – 270,000 professional and 520,000 reservists,
2018 year – 168,000 professional and 150 000 reservists.

3. 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 planes and 162 helicopters.

4. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 6,000,000,000 (PLN 25,680,000,000),
2018 year – $ 6,055,000,000 (PLN 25,915,400,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 180 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 291 ships.


Society in Iraq

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

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

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

4. The average IQ level is 87.

5. 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.

6. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 4.1 children.

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

10. The population density is 69.54 people / km2.

11. The main religion is Islam, 94%.

13. 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).

14. In this country there are about:
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.

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

16. 342 people in 1000 possess firearms.

17. 67% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Iraq

1. The national alcohol is anise.

2. National animals are golden eagle and goat.

3. The motto of the country – “God is the greatest”.


Customs in Iraq

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

2. Fear of a black cat comes from Iraq.

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

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

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

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


Holidays in Iraq

1. 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.


Sport in Iraq

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1. Football is the most popular sport in Iraq.


History of Iraq

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1. 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.

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. Fear of a black cat comes from Iraq.

7. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on October 3, 1932.

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

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

10. 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.

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


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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


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


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