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Iraq Travel Wiki

Easy travel guide
Find general travel information, guides and “good to know”. Find the cheapest flights and best hotels offers in one click multi search engine - just click a city and discover the best of the country.

Travel to 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.

City Guides

Click on a city for more information about the city, maps, tourist information, tours and what to see and do in the city.

Baghdad, capital of Iraq

Baghdad Travel Wiki Travel to Baghdad Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Baghdad Baghdad is the beautiful capital metropolis of Iraq. It has seen challenging times as of late, but this city, founded along the Tigris River in the 8th century, has seen plenty of ups and downs over time. Warfare has damaged many of the buildings and sites in the city, but there are still some gems that...

Travel resources

Below you can find usefull travel resources for your visit to the country

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Biggest City Iraq

Facts about Iraq, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Iraq, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Geography and facts, Iraq

Iraq, geography and facts explained Geograhy, facts, local customs and foodie guide. All explained in videos 8 to 15 minutes, very good, informative and funny videos that will ensure you see the videos to the end. The videos are produced by Geography now, thanks for the videos and keep up the good work.

Iraq Holidays

Iraq Public Holidays See the calendars for national Iraq holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Iraq holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

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
VariableProphet's Birthday
VariableEnd of Ramadan (3 days)
VariableFeast of the Sacrifice (4 days)

Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

5Abu Ghraib900.000