Iraqi Kurdistan facts for kids
ھەرێمی کوردستان (Kurdish)
|Anthem: Ey Reqîb
and largest city
|Hewlêr (Erbil / Arbil)
|-||Prime Minister||Nechirvan Barzani|
|-||Accord signed||March 11, 1970|
|-||De facto autonomy||October, 1991|
|-||Regional government established||July 4, 1992|
|-||In transitional constitution||January 30, 2005|
15,692 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2011 estimate|
|Currency||Iraqi dinar (IQD)|
|Drives on the||right|
Iraqi Kurdistan also known as Kurdistan Region (Kurdish: هەرێمى كوردستان, Herêma Kurdistan, Arabic: إقليم كردستان العراق) is the autonomous region of Iraq. Its capital is Erbil and it's called Hewlêr in Kurdish.
The area is 80,000 km² and 5,500,000 people live there.
Iraqi Kurdistan is a huge mountain range, where the highest point is 3.611 meters, known as Cheekha Dar. The biggest lake is Dukan.
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, Aramean, Assyrians, Armenians and Arabs make up the rest of the western part of the area.
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