Iraq

Zoey Darkoch

What sports are played in Iraq?

The most popular sport in Iraq is futboll, also known as soccer in America. There are over 46 futboll stadiums throughout the country. Iraq plays in many futboll tournaments, some are the Asian Cup and the Olympic games.Other sports in Iraq are:

  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Weightlifting
  • Boxing
  • Tennis

This video is of Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the Asian Cup.

Location

capital is Baghdad (33.33°N, 44.42°E)

Iraq is in Asia

Relative location

  • South of Saudi Arabia

  • East of Iran

  • East of the Mediterranean Sea

  • North of the equator

It must be hard to grow plants and raise animals because of the desert. The land around the Euphrates and the Tigris river have fertile land so that's probably where they do most of the farming.

Place

The economy in Iraq depends heavily on oil. The oil industry gives lots of people jobs in Iraq. They can also trade or sell with other countries. In Iraq they elect a Prime Minister to serve a 4 year term they are the head of the government. They also elect a president that can serve up to 2 terms. The voting helps the people living in Iraq have a voice. In Iraq they have whats called a parliamentary democracy.

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1. Great Mosque of Samarra

Located in Samarra is the Great Mosque of Samarra. It was once the largest mosque in the world. It was destroyed in 2005 because of a bomb during war.
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2. Al- Shaheed Monument

Located in Baghdad is the Al-Shaheed Monument also known as the Martyr’s Monument. This is a monument to the Iraqi soldiers who died during the Iraq-Iran war.
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3. Wadi- Us- Salaam Cemetery

Located in Najeh is the Wadi- Us- Cemetery, the most holy city. It covers 1485.5 acres of land and contains millions of bodies. It is the largest cemetery in the world. Many prophets, kings and princes and Sultans are buried her.
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4. Great Ziggurat of Ur

Located in Dhi Qar Province is the Great Ziggurat of Ur. It is a huge step pyramid. When the Euphrates river changes paths the people moved away and forgot about the pyramid. It was rediscover and now it is being restored and is not open to the public now.


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5. Hanging Gardens of Babylon

They think the Hanging Garden of Babylon was located near Baghdad. It was probably built by King Nebuchadnezzar II for one of his wives. He hoped it would make her feel like she was at home. Archaeologists have not been able to find any remains of the gardens.
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Human- Environment Interaction

They have hydroelectric dams in the rivers to help make power. This has created jobs for people to work in the rivers. Oil is also very abundant in Iraq. Lots of people work in the oil industry. Petroleum and natural gas are very common in Iraq, they create jobs. There are also smaller deposits of salt, coal, gypsum and sulfur. They have built dams to keep the rivers from flooding the city.

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Movement

  • waterways
  • railroads

  • roads

  • airports

  • harbors

In Iraq the transportation isn't as developed as it is in the US. There are lots of unpaved roads, there are even unpaved airport runways. The railroads in Iraq are used by a lot of people. They are also used for military use. The tunnels in the railways can be used for hiding things for the military. Water transportation is also a big deal. The Persian Gulf, Tigris River and the Euphrates river all used for movement of supplies and people. There are also lots of mountains which makes it hard to communicate and travel.


Region

Big cities
  • Baghdad
  • Basra
  • Al Mawşil al Jadīdah
  • Mosul
  • Irbil
Land forms
  • Zagros Mountains
  • Tigres River
  • Euphrates River
  • Razaza Lake
  • Tharthar Lake
  • Mesopotamian Plains
  • Southern Desert
  • Northern Desert
  • Foot Hills
The biomes in Iraq are desert and some grassland

Muslim 97%

Christianity 3%

They speak Arabic

Culture

  • They eat rice with soup or sauce for the traditional diet, and they sacrifice a lamb or a goat on a special occasion.
  • Men usually wear a long-sleeve, ankle length robe called a dishdasha. It is loose fitting to keep the weare comfortable and cool in the desert heat, it also protects their skin from the sun. Men also wear a scarf around their head called a kaffiyeh.
  • Women wear a long black cloak called a bayah. They wear 2 separate scarfs,1 covering the mouth and chin and the other covering hair. Woman also wear lots of jewelry.

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