Description: The Physical Map of Iraq showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, deserts, gulf, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.
Iraq with the official name as the Republic of Iraq is situated in Western Asia bordering Jordan to the southwest, Turkey to the north, Syria to the west, Kuwait to the southeast, Iran to the east, Saudi Arabia to the south.
With total area of 437,072 square kilometres, it is the 58th-largest country in the world. It is that of the size of California in the United States and is bigger than Praguay.
Desert is the main feature of Iraq. About forty percent of the country is covered by rocks and deserts. But the southern Iraq is damp and marshy.
Euphrates and Tigris are two major rivers and are fertile alluvial plains. They flow from north to south i.e. from the highlands towards the Gulf of Persia.
60,000,000 m3 of silt is carried by these rivers to the delta annually. Locally known as Cheekah Dar (black tent) it is the highest point in Iraq. There is no official name given to this point.
The northern country mostly consists of mountains only. The coastline of Iraq is very small measuring 58 km along the Persian Gulf. Near the Shatt al-Arab and the coastline there were marshlands but they got drained in 1990.
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