Iraq Iraq

History

From earliest times Iraq was known as Mesopotamia—the land between the rivers—for it embraces a large part of the alluvial plains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

An advanced civilization existed in this area by 4000 B.C. Sometime after 2000 B.C. , the land became the center of the ancient Babylonian and Assyrian empires. Mesopotamia was conquered by Cyrus the Great of Persia in 538 B.C. and by Alexander in 331 B.C. After an Arab conquest in 637–640, Baghdad became the capital of the ruling caliphate. The country was pillaged by the Mongols in 1258, and during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries was the object of Turkish and Persian competition.

Geography
Iraq, a triangle of mountains, desert, and fertile river valley, is bounded on the east by Iran, on the north by Turkey, on the west by Syria and Jordan, and on the south by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. It is twice the size of Idaho. The country has arid desert land west of the Euphrates, a broad central valley between the Euphrates and the Tigris, and mountains in the northeast.
 

 

Places to Visit in Iraq

Erbil attractions
Baghdad attractions
Kirkuk attractions
Mosul attractions
Sulaymaniyah attractions


Popular cities in Iraq

Rawah, Tall Kayf, Al-Qa'im, Panjwin, Mandali, Kifri, Hit, Bayji, Sinjar, Tel Keppe, Balad, Tikrit, Umm Qasr, Ar Rutba, Khanaqin, Tal Afar, Haditha, Dahuk, Taji, Zakho, Muqdadiyah, Fallujah, Samarra, Hillah, Kut, Amarah, Al Diwaniyah, Baqubah, Ramadi, Najaf, Nasiriyah, Karbala, Kirkuk, Az Zubayr, Irbil, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Mosul, Basra, Baghdad,

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Travel News from Iraq


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