Each section of the museum houses artifacts, currency, national costumes and panels containing information of the country


National Flag

Iraq officially the Republic of Iraq is a country situated at the head of Persian Gulf. It shares borders with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia to the south, Joran to the west, Syria to the northwest, Turkey to the north, and Iran to the east. Qasr and Al Faw on the Persian Gulf, There are two flowing rivers: the Tigris and the Euphrates. These provide Iraq with agriculturally capable land. Iraq is developing a parliamentary democracy composed of 18 governorates. Iraq mainly consists of desert, but near the two major rivers (Euphrates and Tigris) are fertile alluvial plains. The climate is mostly like desert, climate with mild to cool wintersand dry, hot, summers. The northern mountainous regions have cold winters with occasional heavy snows, sometimes causing extensive flooding.



Official Name - Republic of Iraq

Nationality - Iraq

Chief City - Baghdad

Location - Western Asia

Population - 29,267,000 (39th)

Area - 438, 317 km (58th)

Official Languages - Arabic, Kurdish

Government - Developing Parliamentary Republic

Currency - Iraqi linar (IQD)

Independence - 1st October 1919


national anthem

mawṭinī mawṭinī
al-ǧalālu wa-l-ǧamālu wa-s-sanā'u wa-l-bahā'u
fī rubāk fī rubāk
wa-l-ḥayātu wa-n-naǧātu wal-hanā'u wa-r- raǧā'u
fī hawāk fī hawāk
hal arāk hal arāk
sālimān munaʿamān wa ġānimān mukarramān
sālimān munaʿamān wa ġānimān mukarramān
hal arāk fī ʿulāk
tabluġu s-simāk tabluġu s-simāk
mawṭinī mawṭinī
mawṭinī mawṭinī
aš-šabābu lan yakilla hammahu an yastaqilla aw
yabīd, aw yabid
nastaqī mina r-radá wa lan nakūna li-l-ʿidā'
kālʿabīd, kālʿabīd

lā nurīd lā nurīd
ḏullanā al-mu'abbada wa ʿayšanā al-
ḏullanā al-mu'abbada wa ʿayšanā al-
lā nurīd bal nuʿīd
maǧdanā t-talīd maǧdanā t-talīd
mawṭinī mawṭinī
mawṭinī mawṭinī
al-ḥusāmu wa-l-yarāʿu lā l-kalām wa-n- nizāʿu
ramzunā ramzunā
maǧdunā wa ʿahdunā wa wāǧibun ilá l-wafā'
yahuzzunā yahuzzunā
ʿizzunā ʿizzunā
ġāyâtun tušarrifu wa rāyâtun turafrifu
ġāyâtun tušarrifu wa rāyâtun turafrifu
yā hanāk fī ʿulāk
qāhirān ʿidāk qāhirān ʿidāk
mawṭinī mawṭinī


My homeland, My homeland
Glory and beauty, Sublimity and splendor
Are in your hills, Are in your hills
Life and deliverance, Pleasure and hope
Are in your air,
Are in you Air
Will I see you? Will I see you?
Safe and comforted, Sound and honored
Will I see you in your eminence?
Reaching to the stars, Reaching to the stars
My homeland, My homeland
My homeland, My homeland
The youth will not tire, 'till your
Or they die
We will drink from death
And will not be to our enemies
Like slaves, Like slaves

We do not want, We do not want
An eternal humiliation
Nor a miserable life
We do not want
But we will bring back
Our storied glory, Our storied glory
My homeland, My homeland
The sword and the pen
Not the talk nor the quarrel
Are our symbols, Are our symbols
Our glory and our covenant
And a duty to be faithful
Moves us, moves us
Our glory, Our glory
Is an honorable cause
And a waving standard
O, behold you
In your eminence
Victorious over your enemies
Victorious over your enemies
My homeland, My homeland

Tigries River in Baghdad

Iraqi kurds

Date palm

Spiral minaret, Great Mosque

Marn Temple, 80 AD Hatrq


Iraq's economy is dominated by the oil sector, which has traditionally provided about 95% of foreign exchanges.

people & culture

70 % to 80% of Iraq's population are Arabs; the other major ethnic groups are the Kurds 15-20%, Assyrians. Arabic and Kurdish are official languages. Assyrian and Turkmen are official languages in areas where the Assyrians and Iraqi Turkmen are located respectively. English is most commonly spoken Western language.


The Iraqi cuisine is generally a heavy cuisine with more spices than most Arab cuisines. Masgouf is one of the most popular dishes.

Iraqi music

Is known primarily for an instrument called the oud (similar to a lute) and a rebab (similar to a fiddle).


Football is the most popular sport in Iraq. Basketball, Swimming, Weightlifting, Bodybuilding, Boxing, Kick Boxing and tennis are also popular sports.


About 95 per cent of Iraqis belong to the Shiah branch of Islam. The Sunnis, live mainly in the north. One of the holiest Shian shrines Alabbas Mosque Al-abbas Mosue stands in the city of Karbala, some 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Baghdad. For centuries, pilgrims from all over the world come there to visit the shrine of Imam Husain.


About one-third of Iraq's people make their living from farming and herding. Iraqi farmers grow barley, dates, grapes, melons, olives, oranges, rice, tomatoes, and wheat. Herders raise camels, goats, horses, and water buffaloes.
The desert covers southern and western Iraq. Tribes of Bedouin herdsmen still drive their sheep through the desert. The date palm is one of the oldest crop plants. According to Muslim legend, it represents the tree of life. A date palm can grow as tall as 100 feet (30 meters).

Shehu Lotfollah Mosques

Shiq Pilgrims and scholars at shrine of the Imam Hussain

Portrait of a young Dsoza player at the Babylon Festival

Portrait of a oud player, man playing musical instrument at the Babylon Festival