Iraq is a republic in the . While Iraq contains ancient Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, it has been ravaged by war and oppression for the last century.

Popular Destinations

is the capital of Iraq and the second-largest city in the Arab world after . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Kurdistan refers to portions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria, however only the Iraqi region of Kurdistan is discussed here. Photo: Askgudmundsen, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region largely between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the northwestern part of Iraq. Photo: Dreamer Ali, CC BY 2.0.

is a world heritage-listed ruin in Iraq, and used to be one of the most prominent cities of Ancient Mesopotamia. Photo: Edwin Long, Public domain.


stretches south of the of Iraq to . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The are at the cultural and political center of Iraq, radiating outward from the center at . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The is the western and southwestern part of Iraq, spanning an enormous but barely populated region of desert. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.


Also Known As

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.  

Popular Destinations in Middle East

The Free Map
Your world is
without borders

Escape to a Random Place

About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Iraq. See this page's contributions. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.