Iraq is located within the continent of the Middle East or Western Asia. The country is to the north of Saudi Arabia and is to the east of Iran. Syria and Jordan are to the west. Unfortunately, Iraq is known for its modern-day conflicts. However, it is also renowned for its rich culture and mix of ethnicities in the Arab world. Arabs, Kurdish people, Turkmens, Yezidi, Romani, Assyrian, and others make up Iraq. Some of the Arab world's most famous artists, poets, painters, and sculptors have come out of Iraq. Arabic and Kurdish are seen as the official languages of the country.