Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Petroleum. Wheat, barley and rice are the most important of the main crops. Livestock raising is particularly important, along with that of hand-made leather and metal crafts, and the textile industry. However, petroleum is the resource that places Iraq in such a position of economic importance.
29,000,000. The ethnic composition of Iraq is, Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian or other 5%.
|Iraq has more than one official language?||Iraq Facts
t. They are: Arabic and Kurdish.
Iraqi dinar. The dinar is a currency which is used throughout the Middle-east, as is the rial/riyal.
Baghdad. Tehran is the capital city of Iran, Amman is the capital city of Jordan, and Ankara is the capital city of Turkey.
|Iraq gained independence from which European administration in 1932?||Iraq Facts
Britain. Iraq gained independence from under British administration on the 3rd of October 1932, as a result of a League of Nations mandate.
Asia. Iraq is bordered by six countries; Syria in the west, Turkey in the north, Iran in the east, Kuwait in the south-east, Saudi Arabia in the south, and Jordan in the south-west.
Shatt al-Arab waterway dispute. Iraq has had many disputes with Iran but in 1980, Iraq invaded Iran following Iraq's aim to gain control of the Shatt al-Arab waterway, a 200km channel, and then perhaps to take the Iranian oil fields.
Law. Saddam studied law in Cairo, Egypt in 1962, but returned to Iraq after Qassem was ousted in a February 1963 Ba'ath Party coup.
24 million. There was a census taken in 1997 with around 22,2 million. Estimates for the 2002 population are around 22 - 24 million.
1979. In 1979, Saddam's cousin Ahmad Hasan al-Bakr, former President of Iraq, resigned due to ill health and Saddam took power.
6. Turkey and Syria border Iraq to the N & NW, Jordan to the W, Iran to the E and Saudi Arabia to the South.
|At the age of 20, Saddam joined which movement whose goal was to unite all Arabs in one nation?||Saddam Hussein & Iraq
Ba'ath Party. Saddam joined the Ba'ath Party as Vice President after a successful coup in 1968. The Populist Socialist Party (1951) and the Jaffar Pasha (1923) were two of hundreds of populist movements in the arab world. Al Qaida is a relatively young movement, created by Osama Bin Laden in the late 1980's initially to bring Arabs together to fight against the Soviet Union occupation in Afghanistan.
Ottoman. In 1258 the Mongols invaded the region. The Ottoman Turks won back the territory in 1638 and the region remained a part of the Ottoman Empire until the end of World War I, in 1918. The Sumerians, Babylonians & Assyrians developed great empires in the region prior to the Ottoman Turks.
1932. An Arab dominated government was established in 1922, but a Iraq remained a British League of Nations mandate (trust territory) till 1932. Complete independence for Iraq came in October 1932 when Britain supported Iraq's admission to the League of Nations as an independent state.