National Symbols of Iraq

Iraq is a country in Asia. It shares borders with the following countries: Turkiye, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, . The capital of Iraq is Baghdad.

The official language is Arabic and the Iraqi dinar is the currency of the Iraq. The domain is .iq and the country code is +964.

National day is celebrated on 3 Oct 1932. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Iraq is no exception.

In Iraq, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Iraqi people. Arak is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Iraq. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Maarouf Al Rasafi represent a national Iraqi symbol.

The country was founded by Sumu-abum. The current president of Iraq is Barham Salih and Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is the Prime Minister.

In Iraq the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Iraqi national anthem was written by Ibrahim Touqan and composed by Mohammed Flayfel.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Iraq
Alternative name(s) Mesopotamia (former name)
Regional location Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait
Country name etymology It is derived from the city of Erech/Uruk (also known as "Warka") near the river Euphrates.
Climate Mostly desert; mild to cool winters with dry, hot, cloudless summers; northern mountainous regions along Iranian and Turkish borders experience cold winters with occasionally heavy snows that melt in early spring, sometimes causing extensive flooding in central and southern Iraq
Terrain Mostly broad plains; reedy marshes along Iranian border in south with large flooded areas; mountains along borders with Iran and Turkey
Population 40,222,493
National Day 3 Oct 1932
Language(s) Arabic
Religion Islam Shia and Sunni (official) & Christianity
Country code +964
Literacy rate 43.7%
Currency Iraqi dinar
Capital city Baghdad
Domain(TLD) .iq
Ethnicity Kurds, Turkmen, Assyrians, Yazidis
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Iraqi
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 438,317 km2 (169,235 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+3 (AST)
Average elevation 312 m (1,024 ft)
Coastline 58 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Iraq

Flag map of Iraq

Motto of Iraq

Allahu Akbar - "God is the Greatest"

National animal of Iraq

The National animal of Iraq is The Golden Eagle

National Animal of Iraq - The Golden Eagle

National flower of Iraq

The National flower of Iraq is Rose. Botanical name is Rosa.

National flower of Iraq - Rose

National bird of Iraq

The National bird of Iraq is Chukar partridge

National bird of Iraq - Chukar partridge

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Iraqi Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Whoever writes a book should be ready to accept criticism.

Their fire eats their wood.

Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.

When a camel falls to the ground, the knives are many.

He who is watching the club does not understand the one who is beaten with it.

You will discover your true friends in moments of crisis.

Trust in Allah, but keep a tight leash on your camel.

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

When stomachs are operating eyes become blind.

The tree is diseased by its own worms.

Go beat your head on the wall.

He is not the owner yet he makes noise on the roof.

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