Iraq is the country that lies within the area known as the Middle East in southwest Asia. Iraq's capital Baghdad lies on the bank of the River Tigris and thus been an important Arab City. Baghdad is considered as an important industrial and cultural centre. Agriculture employs about twelve percent of the work forces. Iraq is the world's leading date producer, wheat, barley, beans, and rice are major crops People of Iraq eat lamb, fish, or chicken with vegetables and chickpeas, that is served with rice and bread (khubz). The popular dishes are stuffed vine leaves called dolma and quozi, grilled lamb stuffed with rice and spices. The traditional culture of Iraq developed from the broader Arab culture and is expressed in poetry and prose literature. As with many other Middle Eastern countries, oil has brought great wealth reserves to Iraq, enabling them to provide for higher living standards.