Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, the Persian Gulf and Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital and largest city is Baghdad. Iraq is home to diverse ethnic groups including Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Assyrians, Armenians, Yazidis, Sabian-Mandaeans, Persians and Shabakis with similarly diverse geography and wildlife. The majority of the country's 40 million citizens are Muslims, and other recognized religions include Christianity, Yazidism, Mandaeism, Yarsanism and Zoroastrianism The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish, with other recognized regional languages being English, Neo-Aramaic, Turkish and Armenian.

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Ancient carvings of Assyrian war scenes revealed on stone gate in Iraq damaged by Islamic State group

Lost city, a real-life 'Helm's Deep,' possibly discovered in Iraq

Drought in Iraq Has Revealed an Ancient Mesopotamian City

Drought Reveals 3,400-Year-Old City In Iraq

Extreme Drought Reveals Submerged City of Mitanni Empire in Iraq

Drought in Iraq Reveals 3,400-Year-Old City

Ancient Bronze Age city reemerges from Iraq river after extreme drought

Darkening Skies and Sickening People: Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq

US to return 'priceless' 3,500-year-old Epic of Gilgamesh tablet to Iraq 30 years after it was stolen

Iraq Reclaims 17,000 Looted Artifacts, Its Biggest-Ever Repatriation

Triphallia (triple penis), the first reported case in human (Baby Born in Iraq)