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Transcript of Iraq
middle east, bordering
the Persian Gulf.
It is between Iran and Kuwait
Absolute location: 33 degrees north latitude and 44 degrees east longitude Place The approximate population of Iraq today is 33,817,048 Long hot and dry summers
with short cold winters
There are two main rivers:
the Tigris and the Euphrates The highest peak in Iraq is
3,611m Iraq suffered from an extreme
drought from 2007-2009 About 41% of the water is reliable
with no access to about 21%
This leaves 38% of the water that
is accessible but not reliable. Environmental
Continued What role does the Government play in perpetuating or solving environmental problems?
The water in Iraq is very polluted. The residents of Iraq spend a third of their income to get fresh water. The government is making no effort to fix all the problems with water. Human-Environmental
Interaction Movement Region Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria,
Turkey, and Iran border Iraq As of January 2010, the two countries have signed over 100 economic and cooperation agreements Government role Energy consumption The Gov't is classified as an islamic democracy There have been programs put into play to reduce water pollution and soil salinity Exports:
One of Iraq's main export is crude oil which makes up 84% of all their exports
Crude oil materials are 8% of exports
Food and animals only makes up 5% of their exports
some major imports are food, rugs, fabric and blankets The oil industry causes a major environmental impact.
this is from the waste that is discharged into rivers. It is also from chemical contamination of the soil and air pollution. Culture Ethnical make-up:
Assyrian-5% Ancient Mesopotamian civilizations started here Religion: Muslum- 97%, Christian-3% The best poets and painters in the arab
world are Iraqi. Iraq is famous for its rugs and carpets. The languages spoken in Iraq are mainly Arabic and Kurdish Water Access Only 41 percent of the drinking water is 100% reliable Water treatment plants and pipes were destroyed due to war. In 2007 there was the worst cholera
breakout in recent history. This year UNICEF Iraq anticipate
tankering 300 million litres of safe drinking water and distributing it to kids and families in Iraq. MSEL World Geography Final By: Patrick Shami, Monica Zeidan,Miguel Friedman, Dahlya Habashi, and Ashleigh Sunkist Sources http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/iraq_43232.html http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Asia-and-Oceania/Iraq-ENVIRONMENT.html#b http://iq.one.un.org/documents/468/Climate%20change%20In%20Iraq%20Fact%20sheet%20-%20English.pdf http://www.indexmundi.com/iraq/elevation_extremes.html http://countrymeters.info/en/Iraq/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_government_of_Iraq