In the ancient times Iraq was known as Mesopotamia because the country lies between two rivers and was known for its extremely fertile land.

The oldest-known system of writing was developed in Iraq around the year 3200 B.C. and is known as cuneiform.

Iraq is located in southwestern Asia, with a population of 38 million people. Its capital is Baghdad, and their currency is the Iraqi Dinar (ID). The official languages are Arabic and Kurdish. 

They celebrate many holidays including:

Iraq has six world heritage sites including:

  1. Ashur (Qal’at Sherqat)
  2. Babylon
  3. Erbil Citadel
  4. Hatra
  5. Samarra Archaeological City

Want to learn more? Check out Iraq’s tourism website.

Also check out the Iraq Museum for more information about Iraq’s history.

Fun activities to do

To download the flag and map:

  1. Click on the image
  2. Right-click and select Save Image As…

Also try making a postcard and it’s stamp! Try filling in your suitcase for the trip!