Iraq, or Mesopotamia to give it its historic name, can be seen frequently on TV, but perhaps a better way to see the country is through webcams. Covering the Zagros mountains, part of the Syrian Desert and the Arabian Desert, it is a dry and dusty terrain. Agriculture and most major cities lie along the margins of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Baghdad is the capital city and is home to 7.5 million of the 31 million population.|
Iraq’s main economic resource is petroleum, giving it great economic importance. It has the fourth largest reserves of oil. The climate is desert with cool winters and hot dry summers. The mountains of Kurdistan have much cooler winters with snow.