Iraq: A Country On The Rise Essay

1964 Words 8 Pages
Iraq: A Country on the Rise

     Iraq is a country that is on the rise. After being crushed by allied troops for their invasion of Kuwait, they have begun the slow rebuilding process.
In this report, I will discuss the basic geographic features of Iraq, and other various important features such as mineral wealth, vegetation, ect.
     Iraq's total area is 271,128 square miles (just slightly more than twice the size of Idaho). It's capital, Baghdad, is located at 33.20 north longitude,
44.24 east latitude. It's boundaries are 2,222 miles long. With 906 miles bordering Iran, 83 miles bordering Jordan, 149 miles bordering Kuwait, 502 miles bordering Saudi Arabia, 376 miles
…show more content…
On the average year, Iraq produces 13,000 metric tons of paper and paperboard, 3,000 metric tons of particle board, 8,000 sawnwood, 207,000 metric tons of phosphate fertilizer, and 409,000 metric tons of nitrogen fertilizer.
     Iraq currently has 1,300,000 televisions in use (about 69 per 1,000 people). It also has 3,880,000 radios in use (about 205 per 1,000 people).
Iraq has 6 newspaper publications, with a circulation of 650,000 a day (about 34 per 1,000 people). This causes a 1,797 kilograms of newsprint to be consumed per 1,000 people. Iraq has one FM station and 16 AM broadcast stations, and 13
TV stations. Reconstruction of Iraq's telecommunication system began after
Desert Storm was over. It includes of many coaxial cables and microwave links,
632,000 telephones (with an operational network), satellite earth stations, 1
INTELSAT satellite and 1 GORIZONT satellite over the Atlantic Ocean, 1 INTELSAT satellite over the Indian Ocean, and 1 ARABSAT in the Intersputnik system.
Their country telephone code is 964.
     In Iraq, travel can be very shaky. International flight schedules can change without prior notice. The Al-Basrah and Umm Qasar Seaports are closed because of their
Open Document