Meaning of Iraq

I•raq

Pronunciation: (i-rak', i-räk'), [key]
— n.
  1. a republic in SW Asia, N of Saudi Arabia and W of Iran, centering in the Tigris-Euphrates basin of Mesopotamia. 11,505,000; 172,000 sq. mi. (445,480 sq. km). Cap.: Baghdad.
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