My Country is Iraq and the capital of Iraq
Baghdad. Iraq’s official language is Arabic Iraq
is in Asia and the border are Syria, Jordan,
Turkey, Iran and Kuwait.
People from one
ethnic group, well
as in certain major
now lies in ruins
brutalities of war.
Situated in the
heart of the
land area equals
Iraq major are
People from Babylonia,
other areas later ruled the region.
In 1792B.C.,Kng Hammurabia took
At that time the country was called
Mesopotamia or the land between
Saddam Hussein became Iraq’s
President in 1979.
Iraq’s history reaches back
thousands of years.
In about 3300B.C. the Sumerians
created one of the world’s first
civilizations in Mesopotamia.
Clothing: The traditional clothing for men is
Dishdasha, which is along sleeve long shirt that
reaches the angels. The traditional clothing for
women is Abaya, which is along black cloak
that reaches the feet. Most women wear the
hijab which covers the hair.
Music: Iraqi music is a mix of Arabic, Turkish
and Kurdish music among others. The main
three instruments used are the Oud, Iraqi
santur and Joza. The classical music includes
the Maqam performances. The performer
improves loased on rules and the lyrics are
from old Arabic poems.
Hoidays:The holidays in Iraq are 17 days each
year these include the Muslim festivals: Eid Al
Adha, Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Hijra, Eid Al
Ashura,The prophet’s Birthday. In addition to
New Years Day, Iraq celebrates national
holidays such as Army Day, Ceasefire Day, and
National Day. Iraq also celebrates Labour Day
on May1st .
Food: Iraqi cooking is very similar to the
Turkish and Iranian cooking, because they are
neighboring countries. Iraqis like to stuff
vegetables and eat a lot of lamb, rice and
yogurt. They also eat and prepare mezza
Story Behind The Flag: The flag of Iraq
consists of the horizontal strips. The top stripe
is red; the middle is white; the bottom is black
the phrase “God is Great” is written in green
on the white stripe. This flag was adopted in
2008. The colors used to are common for to
many countries. The three bands represent
oppression (black) to be changed by bloody
struggle (red) to be replaced by a bright future
Native Animals: The main form of wildlife in
Iraq is birds. Wolves, foxes, jackals, hyenas,
wild pigs and wild cats are found. In common
with other regions in the middle east, Iraq is a
breeding ground for desert locusts the rivers
streams, such as Barbus and Catfish.
Modes of transportation: Iraq has different
modes of transportation. In the deserts and
mountains they still rely on camels, horses and
donkeys. On the road network they use car,
buses, taxies and motorcycles. The roads are
mostly paved –four fifth. Some roads are
linked with neighboring courtiers like Kuwait
and Jordan. Two international in Bagdad and
Al-Basrah, as well as four regional airports. The
railway system has main lines from Baghdad to
Kirkuk and Arbil, and from Baghdad to Mosul
and Turkey. Rivers, lakes and channels have
long been used for local transportation.
Population: Iraq has the fourth largest
population in the middle east. In 2012, the
estimate population was 33,703,000. 66.5% live
in Urban areas 33.5% live in rural areas.
I like Iraq because it is filled with adventure
and wonder and I think I want you to go to
Iraq.Britanica Student Encyclopedia.vol H-I P.189.2007
History.Welcome To Iraq.P.10-11.2002