Iraq Neighboring Countries: Iran
, Saudi Arabia
, Middle East
Where is Iraq?
Iraq Satellite Image
Iraq is located in the Middle East, in southwestern Asia. Iraq is bordered by the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Kuwait to the east, Turkey to the north, Syria and Jordan to the west, and Saudi Arabia to the south.
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Ad Diwaniyah, Al Amarah, Al 'Ammariyah, Al Basrah (Basra), Al Fallujah, Al Hayy, Al Hillah, Al Kazimiyah, Al Khalis, Al Kumayt, Al Kut, Al Mawsil (Mosul), Al Miqdadiyah, Al Musayyib, Al Qurnah, Al Quwayr, Al 'Uzayr, Ali al Gharbi, An Najaf, An Nasiriyah, Anah, Ar Ramadi, Ar Rifa'i, Ar Rutbah, Arbil, As Samawah, As Sulaymaniyah, Ash Shatrah, Az Zubayr, Baghdad, Balad, Ba'qubah, Chamchamal, Dahuk, Daquq, Halabjah, Hit, Karbala', Karkuk (Kirkuk), Khanaqin, Khurmal, Kifri, Mandali, Qarah, Qawam Al Hamzah, Suq Ash Shuyukh, Tall 'Afar, Tikrit, Tuz Khurmatu and Zakho.
Al Furat (Euphrates River), Dijlah (Tigris River), Diyala River, Hawr al Hammar, Hawr as Suwayqiyah, Hawr Dalmaj, Jabal Hamrin Mountains, Persian Gulf, Razzaza Lake, Sahra al Hijarah Desert, Strait al Arab, Syrian Desert, Tharthar Lake, Zab al Kabir and Zab as Saghir.
Iraq Natural Resources:
Iraq has vast amounts of fuel resources such as petroleum and natural gas. Other resources include phosphates and sulfur.
Iraq Natural Hazards:
The natural hazards which occur in Iraq include dust storms, sandstorms and floods.
Iraq Environmental Issues:
Iraq has numerous environmental issues in all areas. These include pollution to the air and water. Iraq also has inadequate supplies of potable water. Nonetheless, there has been development of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers systems. These government water control projects have drained most of the inhabited marsh areas east of An Nasiriyah by drying up or diverting the feeder streams and rivers. The Marsh Arabs (a once sizable population), who inhabited these areas for thousands of years, have been displaced. In addition, the destruction of this natural habitat poses serious threats to the area's wildlife populations. Other issues include: soil degradation (from salination); erosion; desertification.
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