Location: Iraq in the Middle East, is the modern name for Mesopotamia (Meso-middle, Potamia - rivers), the land lying between the two great rivers, Euphrates and Tigris.
History: Iraq is one of the most ancient countries in the world and has produced a culture-the Mesopotamian Civilisation-which has influenced European and Asian Civilization.
An international crisis was sparked when Iraq overran Kuwait in August 1990. A US-led coalition beat Iraq in February 1991. An estimate puts casualties at 85,000.
Agriculture: Three quarters of the population depend on agriculture for their living. Chief products: Wheat, barley, rice, dates (largest exporter), cotton, sugarcane, and livestock.
Natural Resources: Petroleum is the most important sector of the economy. Iraq occupies the fifth place among oil-producing countries of the world.
Industry: Petrochemicals, textiles, oil refining and cement.
Mission in India:
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
E-1/24, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi - 110 057, India
Tel: +91 - 11 - 26149085
Fax: +91 - 11 - 26149076
Indian Mission in Iraq:
Embassy of India
House No. 6, Zokak No. 25
Mohalla 306, Hay Al Magrib
PO Box. 4114, Adhamiya
Tel: 00 - 964 - 1 - 4222014 to 18
Fax: 00 - 964 - 1 - 4229549