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Outline of Iraq

The location of Iraq
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Iraq

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Iraq:

Iraqsovereign country located in Western Asia.[1] Iraq spans most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert.[2] It shares borders with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the west, Syria to the northwest, Turkey to the north, and Iran to the east. It has a very narrow section of coastline at Umm Qasr on the Persian Gulf. There are two major flowing rivers: the Tigris and the Euphrates. These provide Iraq with agriculturally capable land and contrast with the desert landscape that covers most of Western Asia.


  • General reference 1
  • Geography of Iraq 2
    • Environment of Iraq 2.1
      • Natural geographic features of Iraq 2.1.1
    • Regions of Iraq 2.2
      • Ecoregions of Iraq 2.2.1
      • Administrative divisions of Iraq 2.2.2
        • Governorates of Iraq
        • Districts of Iraq
        • Municipalities of Iraq
    • Demography of Iraq 2.3
  • Government and politics of Iraq 3
    • Branches of the government of Iraq 3.1
      • Executive branch of the government of Iraq 3.1.1
      • Legislative branch of the government of Iraq 3.1.2
      • Judicial branch of the government of Iraq 3.1.3
    • Foreign relations of Iraq 3.2
      • International organization membership 3.2.1
    • Law and order in Iraq 3.3
    • Military of Iraq 3.4
    • Local government in Iraq 3.5
  • History of Iraq 4
  • Culture of Iraq 5
    • Art in Iraq 5.1
    • Sport in Iraq 5.2
  • Economy and infrastructure of Iraq 6
  • Education in Iraq 7
  • Health in Iraq 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

General reference

An enlargeable relief map of Iraq

Geography of Iraq

An enlargeable topographic map of Iraq
 Iran 1,458 km
 Saudi Arabia 814 km
 Syria 605 km
 Turkey 352 km
 Kuwait 240 km
 Jordan 181 km

Environment of Iraq

An enlargeable satellite image of Iraq

Natural geographic features of Iraq

Regions of Iraq

Ecoregions of Iraq

Administrative divisions of Iraq

Governorates of Iraq
  1. Baghdad - Arab, Turkman,Assyrian, Kurdish
  2. Salah ad Din - Arab, Turkman
  3. Diyala - Arab, Turkman, Kurdish
  4. Wasit - Arab, Turkman
  5. Maysan - Arab
  6. Al Basrah - Arab
  7. Dhi Qar - Arab
  8. Al Muthanna - Arab
  9. Al Qadisyah - Arab
  10. Babil - Arab, Turkman
  11. Al Karbala - Arab
  12. An Najaf - Arab
  13. Al Anbar - Arab
  14. Ninawa - Arab, Turkman, Assyrian, Kurdish
  15. Dahuk - Assyrian, Kurdish,Arab
  16. Arbil - Turkman, Kurdish, Assyrian,Arab
  17. At Ta'mim - Turkman, Kurdish, Arab, Assyrian
  18. As Sulaymaniyah - Kurdish, Assyrian

The constitutionally recognized Kurdistan Autonomous Region includes parts of a number of northern provinces, and is largely self-governing in internal affairs.

Districts of Iraq
Municipalities of Iraq

Demography of Iraq

Government and politics of Iraq

Main article: Government of Iraq and Politics of Iraq

Branches of the government of Iraq

Executive branch of the government of Iraq

Legislative branch of the government of Iraq

Judicial branch of the government of Iraq

Foreign relations of Iraq

International organization membership

The Republic of Iraq is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Iraq

Military of Iraq

Local government in Iraq

History of Iraq

Main article: Current events of Iraq

Culture of Iraq

Major ethno-religious groups in Iraq
  Shiite Arabs
  Sunni Arabs

Art in Iraq

Sport in Iraq

Economy and infrastructure of Iraq

Education in Iraq

Health in Iraq

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^

External links


  • Iraqi Presidency Website
  • Iraqi Government Website
  • Iraqi Parliament Website
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ministry of Defense
  • Ministry of Oil
  • Ministry of Trade
  • Ministry of Industry
  • Ministry of Higher Education
  • Kurdistan Regional Government
  • New Iraqi government structure (PDF) (As of July 17, 2006)


  • Encarta Encyclopedia
  • Iraqal-Bab -
  • Iraq Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit Reports, Maps and Assessments of Iraq from the UN Inter-Agency Information & Analysis Unit
  • Country PageIraqEncyclopaedia Britannica
  • IraqBBC News Country Profile -
  • IraqCIA World Factbook -
  • IraqUS State Department - includes Background Notes, Country Study and major reports
  • Read Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports regarding Iraq
  • Iraq Country Profile from Reuters AlertNet
  • Country Briefing: Iraq from The Economist


  • Focus on Iraq Daily News on Iraq
  • Iraq News and Iraqi views from Electronic Iraq
  • News in Depth from the Financial Times
  • Diplomacy Monitor-Iraq
  • IPS Inter Press Service Independent news about Iraq
  • Iraqis react with joy, anger to Hussein death sentence CNN story on Hussein's death sentence
  • Hometown Baghdad Documentary series shot by an all-Iraqi crew. Tells the stories of three young people trying to survive in Baghdad.


  • Operation Iraqi Children
  • Iraq Image, a cultural resource on Iraq cities and locations
  • Iraqi Truth Project
  • Juan Cole, a leading scholar and public intellectual
  • The Ground Truth Project—A series of exclusive interviews and other resources capturing the voices of Iraqis, aid workers, military personnel and others who have spent significant time on-the-ground in Iraq.
  • Outline of Iraq travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Alternate wiki article about Iraq
  • The World Monuments Fund's Iraq Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative
  • Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC)—A Washington DC-based nonprofit organization promoting a free and secure Iraq
  • Amnesty International Report on Iraq
  • Internal Displacement in Iraq - Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
  • Coalition Provisional Authority Now-defunct occupation authority; site is archived
  • Iraq Law from the University of Pittsburgh’s Jurist project
  • 1900–2000 a history of Iraq
  • US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq
  • Iraqi Familiarization Guide - (546 kilobyte PDF file)
  • Short Guide to Iraq (WWII U.S. Military Guide)
  • Charity Helping the People of Iraq
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