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Transcript of Iraq
The dominant religion in Iraq is Muslim over 95% of Iraq's population is muslim. Common violent attacks usually happen on non-muslims.
Iraq's landscape is mostly desert. This means that the climate can be very harsh. In Summer it can be very hot, temperatures range from 30 degrees to 40 degrees and higher. Winter can be mild and rainy, the temperature ranges from 15 to 25 degrees.
Iraq's deserts can produce very strong winds these winds can cause violent sand storms.
Iraq is located in Middle East Asia It borders.
The capital of Iraq is called Baghdad it is situated along the Tigris River.
Baghdad's population sustains over 7 million people.
Iraq's total population is over 32 million.
Mesopotomia [meaning in greek between rivers] is one of the oldest civilisation it is located between the Euprates river and the Tigris river. As one of the earliest civilisations it had the first agricultural system. There are many ziggurats and tombs located around Mesopotomia that you can find in the ancient ruins of, Ur and Babylon which have been buried under the sand for centuries. Mesopotomia lasted from 5000BC to 539BC.
One of many festivals held in Iraq is the Assyrian New Year which is held every year on April the 1st. They celebrate it with day long parades, dancing in the streets and colourful and ancient costumes.
Main Foods/ Dishes
Just like us Iraqis eat breakfast lunch and dinner but lunch is usually the biggest meal of the day. They often eat stew it can contain various types of meats such as lamb, goat, fish and chicken. Not only do they eat stews they eat kebabs the kebabs have chicken and lamb on them they also eat goat's cheese and goat milk.
Significant Individuals and Conflicts
Iraq Suddam Hussein started many conflicts between other countries.
Suddam ruled Iraq brutally, He led Iraq in the war against Iran from 1980 to 1988.
In 1990 suddam sent troops take over Kuwait the USA responded by defending Kuwait.
On the 19th of March the US attacked Iraq this was the outbreak of the Iraq war.
He was forced to flee the country. In late 2003 he was found hiding in a hole.
On December 30th Suddam was executed.
What Iraq is like Today
Since the many conflicts Iraq has been involved in they have made some progress, but the country is still unstable.
The longets river in Iraq is the Tigris river.
The tallest in iraq is mt Cheekhadar measuring up to
3 611m high.