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According to topschoolsintheusa.com, Iraq is a country located in the Middle East, bordered by Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Iran. It has a total land area of 438,317 square kilometers and a population of approximately 40 million people. The capital city is Baghdad. The geography of Iraq consists of three distinct regions: the northern highlands which include the Zagros Mountains in the west and the Kurdish Plateau in the northeast; the central desert plains which are mainly flat with some salt marshes; and the southern marshlands along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Iraq also has several islands scattered around its coastline in both the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. Education in Iraq has been undergoing significant reform since 2003 when Saddam Hussein was overthrown from power. Primary school is compulsory for children aged 6 – 10 years old, while secondary school lasts from ages 10 – 18. Vocational education is also available at technical schools and universities across Iraq for those seeking to pursue further studies after high school graduation. Higher education has become increasingly accessible over recent years with universities located in major cities such as Baghdad offering a wide range of courses to students from all over Iraq. Additionally, many private institutions have opened up to provide alternative educational opportunities to students who may not have access to public educational institutions due to financial constraints or geographical location. See searchforpublicschools for Iraq Overview.

Iraq Modern History

Iraq is a country located in Western Asia. With the capital city of Baghdad, Iraq has a population of 40,222,504 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. Iraq became independent in 1932 but the British influence remained until the monarchy was abolished in a military coup in 1958. Ten years later, the Baath Party took… Read More »

Iraq Healthcare and Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required yellow fever 1 cholera 2 malaria 3 – Typhoid & Polio 4 – Eat Drink Overview The level of medical care in large parts of the country is currently insufficient, either technically or in terms of personnel. Not all drugs are safely available. The Kurdish autonomous regions in… Read More »

Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part I

In January 2017, Turkish authorities arrested a man from Uzbekistan. He was a member of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and is now suspected of having carried out the terrorist attack that killed 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve . The suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Istanbul’s… Read More »