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Iraq Map

A map of Iraq that displays major cities, towns, roads, lakes, and rivers.  Satellite imagery and a terrain map show the Zagros mountain range and its desert-covered landscape.

REFERENCE

Iraq Political Map

Iraq is located in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf. The country of Iraq is situated between Iran to the east, and Syria to the west. It also borders Kuwait, Jordan, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. Iraq shares a coastline of 58 kilometers (36 mi) on the northern Persian Gulf. The people who live in Iraq are culturally diverse and it’s the fourth-highest populated in the Middle East. Baghdad is the capital and largest city of Iraq.

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IMAGERY

Iraq Satellite Map

Iraq occupies an area of 438,317 square kilometers (169,235 sq mi), which makes it similar in size to Morocco. Deserts cover a larger area in Iraq. For example, the Syrian Desert is a region of desert, semi-desert, and steppe within the interior of Iraq. Whereas Mesopotamia is more of a historical region part of Iraq within the Tigris–Euphrates river system – the two longest rivers in Iraq. Lake Tharthar is an artificial lake and the largest water body in Iraq.

PHYSICAL

Iraq Physical Map

The terrain in Iraq is mostly broad plains and deserts throughout the country, making uninhabitable conditions for human settlement. Otherwise, its borders with Iran and Turkey are more rugged with the Zagros Mountains. At  3,611 m (11,847 ft) in height, Cheekha Dar (which means “Black Tent”) is the highest point in Iraq. This mountain is located on the border with Iran in the northeast region.

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