Flag of Iraq

Flag of Iraq

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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes IQ, IRQ (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Iraq
Capital city Baghdad
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, OPEC
Population 39 127 900 (2019)
Total area 438 317 km2
Highest point Cheekha Dar (3 611 m, 11 847 ft)
Lowest point Persian Gulf
GDP per capita $ 5 834 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Iraqi dinar (ع.د, IQD)
Calling code +964
Internet TLD .iq

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