Which country is Iraq located in?
Iraq covers an area of 438,317 square kilometers and is located in the northeast of the Arabian Peninsula. The country borders with Turkey, Iran, Syria, Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The present state borders were largely determined by the colonial powers after the First World War.
Some borders, such as those with Saudi Arabia, Iran or Kuwait, were still controversial for a long time. Sometimes you will also find different size specifications, because the calculations are based on different boundary curves. In the north of Iraq is the Autonomous region of Kurdistan. This Kurdish region has its own government and parliament.
The landscapes of Iraq are very diverse: large parts of the country are occupied by deserts and steppes. These are mainly in the west of the country. Not so many people live here. Most Iraqis live in the fertile alluvial land between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris.
In the north, Iraq is surrounded by two mountains. The foothills of the Taurus Mountains form the border with Turkey, and the Zagros Mountains, located to the east, border Iran. Thus, in the north-east of Iraq there is a high mountain range with mountains reaching heights up to 3000 meters. The highest mountain of Iraq is Cheekha Dar with a height of 3611 meters. It is located in the border area between Iraq and Iran.
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What country owns Iraq?
Are Iran and Iraq same?