Iraq, My homeland
Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Jordan and Syria to the west, Turkey to the north, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to the south and Iran to the east.
The three largest cities in Iraq are Baghdad, Mosul and Al-Basrah. The flag of Iraq, which is its national symbol, has three colours; red, white and black with a phrase that translates to “God is great” written in the middle.
Some languages suggest that the meaning of “Iraq”; “deeply rooted, fertile”, stems from the two major rivers of Iraq, The Tigris and Euphrates, that contribute to making the land very fertile.
Others labelled Iraq as the “Cradle of Civilization”, home to the historically known region called ‘Mesopotamia’, the land amidst the rivers; a region whose extensive alluvial plains gave rise to some of the world’s earliest civilisations; Babylonian, Sumerian, Akkadian and Assyrian Empires.
Iraq is one of the most diverse societies in the Middle East both religiously and ethnically. The most commonly used language is Arabic, a big population speaks Kurdish, Turkmen, Assyrain and Syriac are also widely used.
Moreover, it is one of the richest countries due to its land resources and famous art. This nation is considered the home of art and literature, where some of the greatest Arab poets originated.
Major Industries in the history of Iraq are crude oil, refined petroleum products, and natural gas. Along with other products and services; light manufacturing, food processing, textiles, and mining of non-metallic minerals.