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About Iraq

    Where is Iraq?

    Flag of Iraq Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait

    Capital: Baghdad Coordinates: 33° 20" North, 44° 23" East
    Map of Iraq

    What is the Iraq weather like?

    Mostly desert; mild to cool winters with dry, hot, cloudless summers; northern mountainous regions along Iranian and Turkish borders experience cold winters with occasionally heavy snows that melt in early spring, sometimes causing extensive flooding in central and southern Iraq

    Traveling to Iraq

    Traveling by air

    There are 102 airports in Iraq, 72 of which are paved.

    There are 16 heliports in Iraq.


    Traveling by car

    There are 59,623 Km of highways in Iraq.


    Traveling by water

    There are 5,279 Km of waterways in Iraq.

    The most important ports and harbours are in river port(s): Al Basrah (Shatt al-'Arab); Khawr az Zubayr, Umm Qasr (Khawr az Zubayr waterway).


    Traveling by train

    There are 2,370 Km of railways in Iraq.