Flag of Iraq (GIF)


The flag of Iraq is composed of three horizontal red, white, and black stripes with a green Takbeer text (Allahu akbar: Allah, the God, is the greatest) centered on the white strip. The red color symbolizes the courage and struggles of the nation. The black color represents the victory of the religion of Islam. The color white symbolizes the future of Iraq and the generosity of its people. The green color is associated with Islam. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on January 22, 2008.

The black eagle on its coat of arms, bearing a shield on its chest covered with the Iraqi flag, is the Saladin eagle, associated with 20th century pan-Arabism.

The Iraq flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Iraq, officially known as the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. Its capital is Baghdad, and its population is about 39,128,000.

The waving flag of Iraq with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Baghdad (pop. 9,500,000)
Other major cities:Basra (2,300,000)
Mosul (2,000,000)
Official languages:Arabic
Region:Western Asia
Ethnic groups:75% Iraqi or Mesopotamian Arabs
17% Kurds
%3 Turkmen
2% Assyrians
2% Persians
1% Others
Religion:95% Islam
5% Christianity
Demonym:Iraqi
Area:437,072 km² (168,754 sq mi)
Population:39,128,000
Currency:Iraqi dinar


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Iraq (Arabic: علم وشعار العراق), GIF

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