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Erbil, Iraq
Erbil, Iraq


Aerial view of the Erbil Bazzar in the City Center
Photo by Saad Salim
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Capital: Baghdad

Location: Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait

Government: Republic of Iraq

Currency: Iraqi dinars (IQD)

Area: 438,317 sq km

Population: 39,650,145 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Arabic (official), Kurdish (official), Turkmen (a Turkish dialect), Syriac (Neo-Aramaic), and Armenian are official in areas where native speakers of these languages constitute a majority of the population

Religion: Muslim (official) 95-98% (Shia 64-69%, Sunni 29-34%), Christian 1% (includes Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Assyrian Church of the East), other 1-4% (2015 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+3

Tel Code: +964

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