Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
SAT, 16 FEB 2019 08:40 Erbil, GMT +3
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 08:40:29

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).


KRG Representative to Poland meets with the Marshal of Mazowieckie Voivodeship

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 07:16:03

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative in Poland, Ziyad Raoof met with Adam Struzik, Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, which is the biggest among 16 Polish voivodeships and its capital Warsaw is also the capital of Poland on ( 11th February 2019)

 

DFR Minister receives the Spanish Ambassador to Iraq to discuss recent political developments and issues of common interest

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:45:17

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations, Minister Falah Mustafa met with the Ambassador of Spain to Iraq, Juan José Escobar Stemmann and his accompanying delegation on 9 February 2019.

 

UNHCR organizes workshop on “enhancing the protection space for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kurdistan Region”

Sat, 09 Feb 2019 17:16:25

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to Iraq in collaboration with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Department of Foreign Relations (DFR)  concluded a one  workshop on “enhancing the protection space for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kurdistan Region” on Thursday, February 7, 2019.