Located in the continent of Asia, Iraq covers 437,367 square kilometers of land and 950 square kilometers of water, making it the 59th largest nation in the world with a total area of 438,317 square kilometers.
Iraq became an independent state in 1932, after gaining its sovereignty from Turkey. The population of Iraq is 31,129,225 (2012) and the nation has a density of 71 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Iraq is the Iraqi Dinar (IQD). As well, the people of Iraq are refered to as Iraqi.
The dialing code for the country is 964 and the top level internet domain for Iraqi sites is .iq.
To learn more, visit our detailed Iraq section.
|Density||71.2 / km2 ( 184.3 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Baghdad (Mayorality of Baghdad)|
|GDP||221,000,000,000 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||7,099 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||437,367 km2 (168,868 mi2)|
|Water Area||950 km2 (367 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Kuwait, Iran, Turkey|
What is the capital of Iraq?
Baghdad is the capital city of Iraq. It has a population of 5,672,513, and is located on a latitue of 33.34 and longitude of 44.4.
Baghdad is also the political center of Iraq, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.
Quick Facts About Baghdad, the Capital Of Iraq
|Elevation||41 meters over sea level|
Most popular cities in Iraq
|#3||Al Mawsil al Jadidah||2,065,597|
|#4||Al Basrah al Qadimah||2,015,483|