The capital and largest city of Iraq is Baghdad. Baghdad is situated along the Tigris River, comprising an area of about 80 square miles at an elevation of 112 feet above sea level. The city had a population of approximately 7.2 million people as of 2011.
Iraq is located in the Middle East, positioned between the countries of Iran and Kuwait and along the Persian Gulf. Iraq also borders the countries of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey. Iraq comprises a total area of about 170,000 square miles, making it the 59th largest country in the world. It has a population of about 32.6 million people, as of 2014, making it the 40th most populated country in the world.