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Iraq

Facts and stats about Iraq

31.86 million

Population. Ranked 39th in 2013.

$6,454.62

GDP per capita. Ranked 81st in 2012.

Borders

Iran 1,458 km, Jordan 181 km, Kuwait 240 km, Saudi Arabia 814 km, Syria 605 km, Turkey 352 km
Largest city Baghdad - 5,772,000
Capital city Baghdad - 5,772,000
Major language Arabic, Kurdish
Major religion Islam
Monetary unit New Iraqi dinar as of 22 January 2004
Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki
Alternative names Al Jumhuriyah al Iraqiyah, Iraq, Al Iraq, Republic of Iraq
Groups failed states, Hot countries, Middle Eastern and North Africa, Muslim countries, OPEC countries, Religious countries, World

Interesting observations about Iraq

Iraq ranked first for war deaths amongst Hot countries in 2008.
Iraq ranked first for GDP per capita amongst Failed states in 2012.
Iraq ranked first for migration > refugee population by country or territory of origin amongst Muslim countries in 2009.
Iraq has ranked last for employment rate > women since 1993.
Iraq ranked #7 for GDP > composition by sector > industry globally in 2012.
Iraq ranked second for birth rate amongst Middle Eastern and North Africa in 2013.
Iraq ranked second for GDP > real growth rate amongst Religious countries in 2012.
Iraq has ranked last for employment rate > adults since 2003.

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"Continued Iraqi noncompliance with UNSC resolutions over a period of 12 years led to the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the ouster of the SADDAM Husayn regime."

It's spelled "Hussein"

Posted on 11 Feb 2010

Phil

Phil

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Fvck iraq, peices of sh1t.

Posted on 18 Nov 2009

bawlz in yo mouf

bawlz in yo mouf

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Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a kingdom in 1932. A \"republic\" was proclaimed in 1958, but in actuality a series of military strongmen have ruled the country since then, the latest being SADDAM Hussein. Territorial disputes with Iran led to an inconclusive and costly eight-year war (1980-88). In August 1990, Iraq seized Kuwait, but was expelled by US-led, UN coalition forces during the Gulf War of January-February 1991. Following Kuwait\'s liberation, the UN Security Council (UNSC) required Iraq to scrap all weapons of mass destruction and long-range missiles and to allow UN verification inspections. Continued Iraqi noncompliance with UNSC resolutions over a period of 12 years resulted in the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the ouster of the SADDAM Hussein regime. Coalition forces remain in Iraq, helping to restore degraded infrastructure and facilitating the establishment of a freely elected government.

Posted on 31 Dec 2004

Packard Bell

Packard Bell

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