Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 25 MAY 2020 17:43 Erbil, GMT +3
Mon, 25 May 2020 17:43:21

Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Region is an autonomous region in federal Iraq. It borders Syria to the west, Iran to the east, and Turkey to the north, where fertile plains meet the Zagros mountains, and is traversed by the Tigris, Big Zab, and Little Zab rivers.

Area: 40,643 square kilometres

Population: 5.2 million

Capital city: Erbil (also known locally as Hewler)

Languages: The Kurdistan Region’s official languages for government purposes are Kurdish and Arabic. The two most widely spoken dialects of Kurdish are Sorani and Kurmanji. Other dialects spoken by smaller numbers are Hawrami (also known as Gorani) and Zaza.  Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, Chaldean Neo-Aramaic and Turkmani are also spoken by their respective communities.
Currency: Iraqi Dinar (IQD).


139 Kurdistani citizens from Sweden and 84 others from Emirates safely returns home

Fri, 15 May 2020 19:26:24

The processes of repatriating Kurdistani citizens are coordinated between the KRG’s Department of Foreign Relations and the Iraqi Federal Foreign Affairs Ministry with the KRG’s Representation in Sweden; the KRG Representation in Baghdad; the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Embassy in Iraq and the and the Iraqi Airways.

 

Prime Minister Barzani chairs cabinet meeting, calls for constitutional solution to problems with Baghdad

Wed, 13 May 2020 19:53:12

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani chaired a cabinet meeting in Erbil on Wednesday to discuss economic conditions in the Kurdistan Region and outstanding problems with the federal government.

 

Head of DFR holds an online video interview with Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)

Sun, 19 Apr 2020 12:49:14

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (http://DFR.GOV.KRD) – Minister Safeen Dizayee, Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations held an informative and extensive online video interview with Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) in an ongoing series of online video calls with Iraqi ministers, business leaders, and diplomates. The call was attended by over 37 members.