Iraq flag information
Description flag of Iraq
three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white and black; the Takbir (Arabic expression meaning ""God is great"") in green Arabic script is centered in the white band; similar to the flag of Syria, which has two stars but no script, Yemen, which has a plain white band, and that of Egypt, which has a gold Eagle of Saladin centered in the white band; design is based upon the Arab Liberation colors; Council of Representatives approved this flag as a compromise temporary replacement for Ba'athist Saddam-era flag
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Official country name
Republic of Iraq
Al Jumhuriyah al-Iraqiyah (long)
Al Iraq (short)
Iraqi(s) (noun) Al Iraq (adjective)
Arabic, Kurdish (official in Kurdish regions), Turkoman (a Turkish dialect), Assyrian (Neo-Aramaic), Armenian
28,221,180 ranked 44, (data 2008)
strategic location on Shatt al Arab waterway and at the head of the Persian Gulf. The lowest point is Persian Gulf 0 m.
Coastline 58 km.
3,650km, Iran 1,458 km, Jordan 181 km, Kuwait 240 km, Saudi Arabia 814 km, Syria 605 km, Turkey 352 km.
18 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah) and 1 region*; Al Anbar, Al Basrah, Al Muthanna, Al Qadisiyah, An Najaf, Arbil, As Sulaymaniyah, At Ta'mim, Babil, Baghdad, Dahuk, Dhi Qar, Diyala, Karbala', Kurdistan Regional Government*, Maysan, Ninawa, Salah ad Din, Wasit
3 October 1932 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)
on 28 June 2004 the Coalition Provisional Authority transferred sovereignty to the Iraqi-controlled Government