(Kurdish) ههرێمی کوردستان, Herêmî Kurdistan
(Arabic) إقليم كردستان العراق
|Anthem: Ey Reqîb
(English: "Oh Enemy")
Location of Iraqi Kurdistan (dark green) within Iraq
(and largest city)
|Official language(s)||Kurdish, Arabic|
|-||Prime Minister||Barham Salih|
|Formation of Autonomous Region||Iraqi Kurdistan|
|-||Autonomy accord agreement signed||March 11, 1970|
|-||Gained de facto independence||October, 1991|
|-||KRG established||July 4, 1992|
|-||The TAL recognized the autonomy of the KRG.||January 30, 2005|
15,692 sq mi
|Currency||Iraqi dinar (
|Drives on the||Right|
Iraqi Kurdistan also known as Kurdistan Region (Kurdish: ههريمى كوردستان, Herêma Kurdistan, Arabic: إقليم كردستان العراق) is a partial self-governing region north of Iraq, south of Turkey east of Iran and west of Syria. Its capital is Arbil and it's called Hewlêr in Kurdish.
The area is 80,000 km² and 5,500,000 people live there.
Iraqi Kurdistan is divided into 6 provinces.
- 3 of the provinces that are under control of Iraqi Kurdistan are:
1.As Sulaymaniyah (Silemanî)
- The provinces that are a part of Iraqi Kurdistan are:
The population in Iraqi Kurdistan is about 5-6 million. Most of these people are Sunni Muslims. There are also many Yazidis, Kakeyís and Christians. Kurds make the ethnic majority in the region while the Turkmen, Assyrians, Armenians and Arabs make up the rest of the western part of the area.
- CIA World Factbook: Iraq
-  Kurdistan Regional Government