Post #2: Background Information

  1. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-1454295428.
  2. The capital city is Baghdad, and 7.6 million people live here.
  3. Syria is another large city in Iraq, there is a lot of war there.
  4. The major language spoken in Iraq is Arabic.
  5.  The leading disease is cancer and cardiovascular disease. Crops grown in Iraq range from wheat, barley, sunflower, oil seeds, and beans. They produce a lot of oil. Over 20% of the people live below the poverty line.
  6. The main religion is Islam.
  7. October 3, 1932 is their Independence day.
  8. Life expectancy is 68 years for men and 72 years for women.
  9.  Image result for religious statues in syria

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