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Shrine of Husayn ibn ‘Alī, Karbalā, Iraq - Photo by jamesdale10 - CC-BY

Population 2006 ......................................................26,783,383
GDP Per Capita 2006 (purchasing power parity, US$).........................2,900
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)...............94.1
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.6
Labor force (%) ....... 3.3

 

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Resources and links about Iraq

Ctesiphon, south of Baghdad, Iraq - Photo by jamesdale10 - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................167,174 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 75
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 67.3
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births).......................................57.1
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................12
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 77
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................42

Go to Iraq Capital City Baghdad City Profile - To Iraq History

 

Background Note: Iraq  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/6804.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Iraq __ A detailed look at Iraq including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/iz.html 

Colleges and Universities - Iraq __ List of schools with direct contact links - From Robert-Jan Bulter - http://www.bulter.nl/universities/iq.html

Country Profile: Iraq __ "Following the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958 and a coup in 1968, Iraq became one of the centres of Arab nationalism under the control of the ruling Baath (Renaissance) party. Oil made the country rich, and when Saddam Hussein became president in 1979 petroleum made up 95% of its foreign exchange earnings." So much has changed since. A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/791014.stm

Economy of Iraq __ "Iraq's economy is dominated by the petroleum sector, which has traditionally provided about 95% of foreign exchange earnings." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Iraq along with links to more resources. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Iraq 

Ethnologue report for Iraq __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Iraq. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Iraq

Iraq __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/iraq/ 
 
Iraq __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/iraq.html

 

Iraq __ A good overview of _ , history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107644.html

Iraq __ "The recent war and subsequent occupation by US forces has had a horrific impact on Iraq. While Iraqis try to rebuild in a post-Saddam era, progress is hampered by food and resource shortages. Anti-US sentiment is rife and civil unrest ranges from peaceful protests to gunfire, with casualties continuing to be sustained by both civilians and the military. Infrastructure - where it exists - is unreliable, and stability seems a long way off. Even with a press pass, travel to the region is limited and not advised." - map - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/middle_east/iraq/

Iraq - Atlapedia Online __ A concise description of the country of Iraq. - From Atlapedia Online/Latimer Clarke Corporation Pty Ltd - http://www.atlapedia.com/online/countries/iraq.htm

Iraq Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=117&countryName=Iraq

Iraq Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little ~ezentity_quot+ezentity_quot~ icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005 
 
Iraq Geography - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements,... __ Excellent overview of Iraq including all mentioned in the title plus a whole lot more. - From Photius.com - http://www.photius.com/wfb/wfb1999/iraq/iraq_geography.html

Iraq History __ A brief overview of the history of Iraq. This site also contains a lot of other information about Iraq such as economy, geography, human rights and more. - From nationbynation.com - http://www.nationbynation.com/Iraq/History1.html

iraq map and map of iraq information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/iq.htm

Iraq Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Iraq. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Middle_East/Iraq/ 

Iraq Timeline __ From 3500 BCE to current. Important dates in Iraq's history. - From World History.com - http://www.worldhistory.com/iraq.htm

Iraq Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/iraq/ 


 
Iraqcoalition.org: Homepage of The New Iraq __ Website of the Coalition Provisional Authority. You will find news, media advisories, business opportunities, regional information and a lot more. - illustrated - From Coalition Provisional Authority - http://www.cpa-iraq.org/

Iraqnet Information Network __ Up to date news and stories about Iraq. While there is a 'log-in' feature, there is a lot of information available without having to sign into anything. - illustrated - From Iraqnet Information Network - http://www.iraq.net/

Maps Of Iraq __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Iraq.html

National Geographic: Iraq Maps, News, Pictures __ From an overview of the country, the war, the aftermath to student and teacher lesson plans, there is a lot of material here covered as only the National Geographic society can. - illustrated - From National Geographic - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/iraq/

Operation Iraqi Freedom - A White House Special Report __ Up to the minute news, Presidential remarks and numerous articles and press releases. - illustrated - From The Whitehouse - http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/iraq/


 
pictures of Iraq at picturesofplaces.com - iraq pictures __ You will find click-to-view galleries of photographs of Iraq. - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Asia/iraq.html 

UN Office of the Iraq Program - Oil-for-Food __ "United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has praised the Oil-for-Food Programme for accomplishing one of the largest, most complex and unusual tasks ever entrusted to the Secretariat." You will find a good overview of the Oil-for-food program as handled by the UN. - illustrated - From the UN - http://www.un.org/Depts/oip/

U.S. Department of State/IIP - Iraq Liberated __ State Department briefings, press releases and news reports about Iraq. - From US Department of State - http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/middle_east_north_africa/iraq.html


 

 

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