Sunday, August 17, 2008

Geography Lesson on Iraq

I love the world and learning about all of it cultures, histories and people. Because of this love of knowledge, I’ve studied many maps and routed just about every country if I am lucky enough to visit that area one day.

It amazes me that many American do not have the knowledge of geography, especially with countries such as Iraq, which is in the news every day. Well, I’m writing this entry about this country in turmoil, so that others may have a glimpse of where the news is coming from.

· Capital: Baghdad
· Population: 28,221,181 (as of July 2008)
· Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait
· Longitude and Latitude: 33 00 North, 44 00 East
· Slightly more than twice the size of Idaho
· Environmental Hazards: dust storms, sandstorms, floods
· Mostly broad plains; reedy marshes along Iranian border in south with large flooded areas; mountains along borders with Iran and Turkey

The Takbir (Arabic expression) meaning "God is great". Design is based upon the Arab Liberation colors; Council of Representatives approved this flag as a compromise temporary replacement for Ba'athist Saddam-era flag

السلام كان معك
(Salam ‘alaykum – Peace be with you)

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