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Iraq is located at 33°00′N 44°00′E / 33°N 44°E / 33; 44. Spanning 437,072 km² , it is the 58th-largest country in the world. It is comparable in size to the US state of California, and somewhat larger than Paraguay.

Iraq mainly consists of desert, but near the two major rivers are fertile alluvial plains, as the rivers carry about 60 million cubic metres of silt annually to the delta. The north of the country is mostly composed of mountains; the highest point being at 3,611 metres point, unnamed on the map opposite, but known locally as Cheekah Dar . Iraq has a small coastline measuring 58 km along the Persian Gulf. Close to the coast and along the Shatt al-Arab there used to be marshlands, but many were drained in the 1990s.

The local climate is mostly desert, with mild to cool winters and dry, hot, cloudless summers. The northern mountainous regions have cold winters with occasional heavy snows, sometimes causing extensive flooding.

With its 115 billion barrels of proved oil reserves, Iraq ranks fourth in the world behind Saudi Arabia, Canada, and Iran in the amount of Oil reserves;yet the United States Department of Energy estimates that up to 90% of the country remains unexplored. These regions could yield an additional 100 billion barrels. Iraq's oil production costs are among the lowest in the world, but only about 2,000 oil wells have been drilled in Iraq, compared with about 1 million wells in Texas alone.


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Iraq Etymology - Iraq Geography - Iraq Environment
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Iraq History: Ancient Iraq - Islamic Golden Age - Mongol Rule - Ottoman Empire - 20th Century: World War 1
British Mandate of Mesopotamia - Kingdom of Iraq - Republic of Iraq - Persian Gulf War - Disarmament crisis
2000's: 2003 invasion - Post-Invasion

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Iraq Tourism: Baghdad - Kadhimain Shrine - Old Churches and Monasteries, Baghdad
The Latin Church ( The Roman Catholic Church) - The Chaldean Church - The Syrian Catholic Church
The American Catholic Church - Walls and Gates, Baghdad - The Abbasid Palace, Baghdad

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