Iraq is a country in the Middle East. It lies at the north end of the Persian Gulf and has a small coastline in the southeast of the country. It is surrounded by Iran to the east, Kuwait to the south, Saudi Arabia to the southwest, Jordan to the west, Syria to the northwest, and Turkey to the north.
Popular destinations: Baghdad, Arbil and Mosul
Kurdistan refers to portions of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria, however only the Iraqi region of Kurdistan is discussed here.
Popular destinations: Arbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dahuk
The Baghdad Belts are at the cultural and political center of Iraq, radiating outward from the center at Baghdad.
Popular destinations: Baghdad, Samarra and Ramadi
Lower Mesopotamia, the Cradle of Civilization stretches south of Iraq's Baghdad Belts to Kuwait, in the Land between the Rivers, the Euphrates and Tigris.
Popular destinations: Basra, Karbala and Najaf
Al Jazira is a region largely between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in the north of Iraq.
Popular destinations: Mosul, Tikrit and Tal Afar
The Iraqi Desert covers the western and southwestern parts of Iraq, spanning an enormous, but barely populated region of desert wasteland.
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