Capital: Baghdad; GDP growth (annual %) 2016: 11.0%;
Key Facts

Full name: Republic of Iraq
Population: 31 million (UN, 2010)
Area: 438,317 sq km (169,235 sq miles)
Major languages: Arabic, Kurdish
Major religion: Islam
Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 73 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: Iraqi dinar
Main exports: Crude oil
GNI per capita: US $2,340 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .iq
International dialling code: +964

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