Iraq profile

  • Full name: Republic of Iraq
  • Population: 33.7 million (UN, 2012)
  • Area: 438,317 sq km (169,235 sq miles)
  • Capital: Baghdad
  • Major languages: Arabic, Kurdish
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 73 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Iraqi dinar
  • Main exports: Crude oil
  • GNI per capita: US $2,640 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .iq
  • International dialling code: 964

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