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Visit Iraq

The Republic of Iraq brings out the beauty of the Middle East. It features about 60km of coastline to explore, has ancient cities which offer unique landscapes, and celebrates its role in being the birthplace of several of the world’s oldest civilizations. The Assyrians and Babylonians both originated here, as did part of the Ottoman Empire.

Traveling to Iraq can be a challenging experience. The shifting political climates can turn what was a safe area one day into an unsafe area the next day. As a general rule, avoid political or religious discussions during a stay and remain cautious at all times.

While in Iraq, a visit to Hatra must always be on the agenda, if possible. This ancient city was founded over 2,300 years ago and would become part of the Parthian Empire. The ruins are plentiful, with many columns and entire buildings still standing. There isn’t a better example of a Parthian city than this one, even with recent damage to it.

The ruins of Ancient Babylon are also quite impressive. Although the site has experienced certain setbacks over the past decades, its overall structure and complexity is still proudly on display.

Nineveh is also an impressive sight to behold. The city, which was founded 8,000 years ago, served as the capital of ancient Assyria. For decades during its peak time, it was the largest city in the world. Many of the notable structures have been restored and give visitors a glimpse of one of the most impressive cities in the ancient world.

Iraq may have challenges, but it also has many rewards. Take time to plan this adventure and it could be a truly amazing experience.

Travel and vacation in Iraq

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Iraq. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Iraq. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.

Map and distances

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City Guides

Baghdad

#Baghdad Visit Baghdad Baghdad is the beautiful capital metropolis of Iraq. It has seen challenging times as of late, but this city, founded along the Tigris...

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Weather and forecast

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39.4 ° C
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43 °
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Largest cities

See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017

RankCityPop
1Baghdad7.216.000
2Basra2.600.000
3Mosul1.739.800
4Erbil932.800
5Abu Ghraib900.000
6Sulaymaniyah723.100
7Kirkuk601.400
8Najaf482.500
9Karbala434.400
10Nasiriyah400.200

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

DateEnglish 
January 1New Year's Day
January 6Armed Forces Day
March 21Nowruz
April 9Liberation DayIraqi Kurdistan only.
May 1Labour Day
July 14Republic Day
October 3National Day
December 25Christmas Day
VariableIslamic New Year
VariableAshura
VariableProphet's Birthday
VariableEnd of Ramadan (3 days)
VariableFeast of the Sacrifice (4 days)

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Iraq Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Iraq
2,339,148
Total confirmed cases
Updated on
Iraq
7,725
Total active cases
Updated on
Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
182,228
7,720
10,218
Albania
279,077
3,497
1,840
Algeria
266,038
6,875
80,660
Andorra
43,774
153
429
Angola
99,761
1,900
712
Anguilla
3,411
9
26
Antigua and Barbuda
8,625
141
58
Argentina
9,367,172
129,070
97,070
Armenia
423,104
8,629
1,814
Aruba
40,595
221
469
Australia
8,026,309
9,705
251,102
Austria
4,393,255
18,764
87,996
Azerbaijan
793,164
9,717
155
Bahamas
35,835
817
872
Bahrain
618,498
1,492
14,210
Bangladesh
1,965,173
29,140
29,345
Barbados
83,776
473
1,062
Belarus
982,867
6,978
975,889
Belgium
4,211,511
31,883
62,677
Belize
63,037
679
1,014
Benin
27,122
163
1,453
Bermuda
15,957
138
251
Bhutan
59,674
21
26
Bolivia
921,104
21,953
17,738
Bosnia
378,413
15,799
362,614
Botswana
318,528
2,719
6,685
Brazil
32,078,638
670,459
842,091
British Virgin Islands
6,941
63
6,878
Brunei
158,524
225
4,412
Bulgaria
1,170,091
37,246
61,323
Burkina Faso
20,853
382
32
Burundi
42,542
38
42,504
Cabo Verde
59,416
403
1,261
Cambodia
136,262
3,056
0
Cameroon
120,002
1,930
281
Canada
3,926,613
41,865
328,377
Caribbean Netherlands
10,302
35
45
Cayman Islands
27,171
28
18,590
Central African Republic
14,649
113
7,677
Chad
7,424
193
2,357
Channel Islands
79,117
178
1,465
Chile
3,959,325
58,416
284,240
China
225,565
5,226
548
Colombia
6,151,354
139,970
46,301
Comoros
8,100
160
7
Congo
24,128
385
3,565
Cook Islands
5,768
1
27
Costa Rica
904,934
8,525
35,698
Croatia
1,145,521
16,052
3,452
Cuba
1,105,924
8,529
180
Curaçao
44,127
277
283
Cyprus
504,717
1,072
379,275
Czechia
3,929,153
40,313
3,078
Côte d'Ivoire
83,049
805
208
DRC
91,082
1,371
38,781
Denmark
3,005,707
6,438
15,229
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
15,690
189
74
Dominica
14,781
67
264
Dominican Republic
603,256
4,383
3,556
Ecuador
901,739
35,705
866,034
Egypt
515,645
24,613
48,850
El Salvador
169,646
4,139
5,514
Equatorial Guinea
15,995
183
73
Eritrea
9,788
103
11
Estonia
579,316
2,588
54,969
Ethiopia
487,430
7,530
20,287
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
1,807
0
1,807
Faroe Islands
34,658
28
34,630
Fiji
65,465
865
1,129
Finland
1,133,597
4,832
1,128,765
France
30,513,713
149,317
865,923
French Guiana
86,911
401
75,256
French Polynesia
73,234
649
72,585
Gabon
47,824
305
176
Gambia
12,002
365
46
Georgia
1,659,371
16,839
5,239
Germany
27,771,111
140,734
1,150,477
Ghana
164,843
1,448
1,417
Gibraltar
19,306
104
2,623
Greece
3,616,874
30,178
108,248
Greenland
11,971
21
9,189
Grenada
18,270
232
118
Guadeloupe
166,424
950
163,224
Guatemala
896,850
18,497
26,265
Guinea
36,597
442
42
Guinea-Bissau
8,348
171
72
Guyana
67,099
1,251
957
Haiti
31,301
837
644
Holy See (Vatican City State)
29
0
0
Honduras
426,490
10,904
283,142
Hong Kong
1,237,877
9,398
27,718
Hungary
1,925,083
46,626
9,213
Iceland
192,991
153
192,838
India
43,407,046
525,020
94,420
Indonesia
6,081,896
156,726
14,315
Iran
7,236,713
141,386
33,366
Iraq
2,339,148
25,231
7,725
Ireland
1,587,385
7,437
26,944
Isle of Man
33,821
108
6,919
Israel
4,301,609
10,940
57,779
Italy
18,234,242
168,102
733,440
Jamaica
142,440
3,119
48,760
Japan
9,253,386
31,126
144,186
Jordan
1,698,316
14,068
502
Kazakhstan
1,306,300
13,663
352
Kenya
332,227
5,652
4,334
Kiribati
3,236
13
558
Kuwait
641,985
2,555
4,516
Kyrgyzstan
201,024
2,991
1,627
Lao People's Democratic Republic
210,251
757
209,494
Latvia
833,711
5,855
2,997
Lebanon
1,108,213
10,461
10,165
Lesotho
33,938
699
9,084
Liberia
7,493
294
1,452
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
502,110
6,430
4,707
Liechtenstein
17,814
85
135
Lithuania
1,066,492
9,168
19,024
Luxembourg
254,697
1,085
7,002
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
172
0
89
Macedonia
313,360
9,322
540
Madagascar
65,381
1,398
697
Malawi
86,348
2,645
724
Malaysia
4,556,664
35,746
28,151
Maldives
180,384
300
16,397
Mali
31,156
737
94
Malta
101,453
740
5,603
Marshall Islands
18
0
0
Martinique
192,506
957
191,445
Mauritania
59,451
982
200
Mauritius
38,427
1,002
733
Mayotte
37,523
187
34,372
Mexico
5,962,615
325,580
486,576
Micronesia
38
0
5
Moldova
519,741
11,563
4,036
Monaco
12,808
57
170
Mongolia
926,282
2,179
924,103
Montenegro
239,458
2,724
1,092
Montserrat
1,016
8
1
Morocco
1,204,578
16,101
19,417
Mozambique
227,644
2,212
501
Myanmar
613,556
19,434
1,592
N. Korea
4,722,430
73
13,847
Namibia
169,076
4,061
563
Nauru
2,404
0
2,392
Nepal
979,569
11,952
208
Netherlands
8,152,778
22,354
70,786
New Caledonia
63,379
313
673
New Zealand
1,314,145
1,421
36,569
Nicaragua
18,491
225
14,041
Niger
9,031
310
93
Nigeria
256,958
3,144
3,637
Niue
10
0
1
Norway
1,444,193
3,280
7,595
Oman
390,244
4,260
1,315
Pakistan
1,534,270
30,390
4,899
Palau
5,201
6
640
Palestine
584,243
5,356
949
Panama
915,057
8,347
15,141
Papua New Guinea
44,702
662
58
Paraguay
655,532
18,963
11,896
Peru
3,616,929
213,462
25,113
Philippines
3,700,876
60,518
6,761
Poland
6,013,164
116,417
561,098
Portugal
5,120,970
24,013
451,794
Qatar
380,530
679
4,873
Romania
2,915,487
65,726
2,950
Russia
18,421,564
380,943
192,753
Rwanda
130,819
1,459
83,838
Réunion
421,269
807
1,890
S. Korea
18,329,448
24,525
129,099
Saint Helena
2
0
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
5,941
43
66
Saint Lucia
26,937
380
139
Saint Martin
10,668
63
9,206
Saint Pierre Miquelon
2,767
1
317
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
7,012
111
260
Samoa
14,812
29
13,178
San Marino
17,719
115
340
Sao Tome and Principe
6,023
73
13
Saudi Arabia
791,784
9,201
9,604
Senegal
86,280
1,968
31
Serbia
2,026,045
16,121
6,615
Seychelles
44,521
167
449
Sierra Leone
7,694
125
7,569
Singapore
1,408,358
1,408
89,139
Sint Maarten
10,537
86
24
Slovakia
1,794,406
20,142
3,186
Slovenia
1,035,420
6,649
7,019
Solomon Islands
21,237
149
4,731
Somalia
26,748
1,350
12,216
South Africa
3,992,449
101,731
13,318
South Sudan
17,697
138
1,929
Spain
12,681,820
107,799
412,043
Sri Lanka
664,080
16,521
542
St. Barth
4,630
6
4,624
Sudan
62,551
4,951
57,600
Suriname
80,817
1,359
29,897
Swaziland
73,073
1,415
36
Sweden
2,515,769
19,060
7,262
Switzerland
3,708,891
13,979
54,989
Syrian Arab Republic
55,920
3,150
18
Taiwan
3,641,921
6,345
1,101,112
Tajikistan
17,388
124
0
Tanzania
35,366
841
34,525
Thailand
4,515,890
30,610
22,892
Timor-Leste
22,950
133
8
Togo
37,348
275
89
Tonga
12,079
12
246
Trinidad and Tobago
166,712
4,002
6,780
Tunisia
1,046,703
28,670
1,018,033
Turkey
15,085,742
98,996
406
Turks and Caicos Islands
6,211
36
47
Tuvalu
3
0
3
UAE
940,503
2,313
17,317
UK
22,592,827
179,927
292,240
USA
88,794,286
1,040,805
3,239,866
Uganda
167,452
3,621
63,436
Ukraine
5,015,994
108,622
1,228
Uruguay
951,948
7,312
16,263
Uzbekistan
240,478
1,637
938
Vanuatu
11,173
14
196
Venezuela
525,782
5,729
1,862
Vietnam
10,743,448
43,084
1,050,550
Wallis and Futuna
454
7
9
Western Sahara
10
1
0
Yemen
11,824
2,149
567
Zambia
325,110
4,003
1,385
Zimbabwe
255,355
5,549
1,564
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