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Chapter 4 Sec 4. Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan. Iraq. The Tigris and Euphrates are the major geological features of Iraq. Between the two rivers is the Alluvial Plain- and area that is built up by rich fertile soil left by river floods. Oil is the countries major export. Iraq People.

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Chapter 4 sec 4

Chapter 4 Sec 4

Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan


Iraq

  • The Tigris and Euphrates are the major geological features of Iraq.

  • Between the two rivers is the Alluvial Plain- and area that is built up by rich fertile soil left by river floods.

  • Oil is the countries major export.


Iraq people
Iraq People

  • 70 percent of Iraq’s people live in Urban environment.

  • Baghdad is the capital and largest city.

  • Many countries placed an embargo- an order that restricts trade with another country, on Iraq after the first Gulf War.


Iran

  • Iran is about the size of Alaska.

  • It is an oil rich nation.

  • They have limited water and less than 12 percent of their land is farmable.

  • Iran is the worlds largest producer of pistachios.


Iranian people
Iranian People

  • Persians make up about half of the population of Iran’s people.

  • The persiansmigrated from central Asia centuries ago and speak Farsi.

  • Tehran is the capital and largest city.

  • 98 percent of Iranians are muslim.


Iran s government
Iran’s Government

  • 2,000 years ago Iran was the center of the Persian empire.

  • These empires were ruled by Shahs- or kings.

  • In 1979 Muslim religious leaders overthrew the last king.

  • It is now an Islamic Republic- A government run by Muslim religious leaders.

  • Any western customs against Islam are forbidden.


Afghanistan
Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan is a land locked nation.

  • It is mostly covered by the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range.

  • Kabul is the capital city and lies in a valley.

  • During 1980s the Afghan people fought the soviets. When it wasn’t going well the Afghani people turned to the Taliban for help.



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