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the geography of iraq
The Geography of Iraq

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1125461764/

mr hicks in iraq
Mr. Hicks in Iraq

Mr. Hicks’ Personal Collection

camel spiders
Camel Spiders

http://www.ideaweb.com/brien/Camel%20Spider.jpg

part 1 physical geography natural resources
Part 1: Physical Geography & Natural Resources

http://www.observationdeck.org/lip_images/Middle-east%20map.gif

typical weather
Typical Weather?

Mr. Hicks’ Personal Collection

climate
Climate
  • Desert Landscape
  • Northern Iraq is steppe and the edge of Zagros Mountains

Mr. Hicks’ Personal Collection

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3150542147/

water
Water
  • Tigris and Euphrates Rivers
  • Persian Gulf

http://www5.vjc.edu/pictures/JudyLombardi/iraqmap.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/elrina753/661107751/

water continued
Tharthar Lake

Razzaza Lake

Oases

Wadis

Fossil Water

Water continued

http://www.voanews.com/english/archive/2005-02/2005-02-22-voa65.cfm?CFID=118501263&CFTOKEN=71218231&jsessionid=883075c362d51bd933393f2c6b3c63193521

natural resources
Natural Resources
  • Oil
  • Natural Gas

http://media.centredaily.com/smedia/2009/02/07/09/IRAQ_OIL.sff.embedded.prod_affiliate.42.jpg

part 2 history
Part 2: History

http://www.ancientmesopotamia.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/babyloncity.jpg

mesopotamia
Mesopotamia

http://earharthistoryday.org/ArendtFiles/LGT%20images/Houghton%20Mifflin%20Maps/map%20of%20Mesopotamia.gif

mesopotamia1
Mesopotamia
  • Sumer
    • In 3000 BC Sumerians built the first cities
    • Conquered by Persians in 500s BC
    • Conquered by Alexander the Great in 331 BC
    • Conquered by Arabs in 600 AD

http://www.gardenofpraise.com/images/garalex.jpg

slide14
Iraq
  • Ottoman Empire in 1500s
  • British rule
    • British took over during World War I
    • Iraq was created in 1932

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Mercator-Hondius-1609-Ottoman_Empire.jpg

slide15
Iraq
  • Saddam Hussein
    • Took power in 1979
  • Invaded Kuwait in 1990
  • Trade embargoes
  • US invasion

https://www.stanford.edu/group/ic/cgi-bin/drupal/system/files/saddam-hussein.jpg

people and culture
People and Culture

http://dvmx.com/election.jpg

population
Population
  • 27.3 million people, 5 million of which live in the capital of Baghdad
  • 17.8 million Shi’ite Muslims
  • 5.5 million Sunni Muslims
  • 4 million Kurds
ethnic groups
Ethnic Groups

Kurds

Sunnis

Shi’ites

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/images/iraq-ethnic-map.gif

population density
Population Density

http://www.kokhavivpublications.com/help/maps/images/special/iraq_pop.jpg

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