Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
TUE, 25 SEP 2018 18:21 Erbil, GMT +3
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:21:30

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).


Head of DFR welcomes new Ambassador of Japan in Iraq

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:38:59

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Minister Falah Mustafa welcomed Naofumi Hashimoto, a newly appointed Ambassador of Japan in Iraq accompanied by Katsumi Moriyasu, Head of the Consular Office of Japan in Erbil.

 

DFR Head discusses range of issues with Turkish Consul General to Kurdistan Region

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:16:03

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Head of the KRG Foreign Relations Department, Minister Falah Mustafa met with the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey to Kurdistan Region, Hakan Karaçay together with his accompanying delegation and discussed a number of issues including recent political developments in the Region and Iraq as a whole.

 

Head of DFR meets with the new Bulgarian Head of Trade & Economic Section to Kurdistan Region

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:23:35

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (dfr.gov.krd) – Falah Mustafa, Head of the Kurdistan Region's Department of Foreign Relations received the new Bulgarian Head of Trade and Economic Section to the Kurdistan Region, Vasil Tsveto Mirov, who started his tenure in Erbil and discussed means of strengthening trade relations and recent developments in the Region and beyond.