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Iraq, satellite image. North is at top. Iraq is bordered by Turkey to the north , Iran to the east, Kuwait and the Persian Gulf to the southeast and Saudi Arabia to the south. Jordan and Syria border to the west. The Euphrates river runs from northwest to southeast through Iraq, whilst the Tigris follows a similar course to the north. The area between the two rivers is known historically as Mesopotamia and is particularly fertile (green area). The country's capital city Baghdad is also located between these two rivers (centre image).
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