Iraq ISD Calling code is +964
The Iraqi flag follows the design of the Egyptian flag with three horizontal stripes – red, white and black one. This is due to the fact that until 1963, union of these countries and Syria was planned. Initially, there were three green stars in the white stripe, which symbolized this future connection. In 1991, the inscription “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is great) has been added between the stars and the stars were omitted eventually. Pan-Arab tricolor has roots in the early 20th century, when Arab nations gained independence from the Ottoman Empire, and it expresses the unity of these nations. The symbolism of colors is as follows: red stands for bravery, white for generosity, black for victory, and green is the traditional color of Islam.
Iraq may be synonymous with strife, a land of dusty, dubious conflicts, but what you don’t see in the mainstream media are the country’s many attributes: its fantastic birdlife, shimmering oases, turquoise rivers, fertile valleys, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and stunning cityscapes. Some of the world’s oldest societies came out of this ancient land and many refer to the region as the ‘cradle of civilization.’
But despite its glorious past, the country has little to celebrate at present. Most of Iraq’s political, social, physical and economic infrastructures were destroyed by the US-led invasion in 2003. Successful elections and the withdrawal of troops in 2009 seemed to herald Iraq’s road to recovery and there were reasons to be optimistic: despite continuing violence, tourism had climbed back up to an impressive two million people a year by 2013 and plans were afoot to increase that number threefold.
|Total area||438,317 km2|
|Formation||3. 10. 1932|
|Highest point||Cheekha Dar (3,611 m)|
|GDP||$223 billion (2012)|
|Currency||iraqi dinar (IQD)|
|ISD Calling code||+964|
|How to Dial||Please Add 00 or + as Prefix to these Codes|