WhereNext Experiences

Erbil, Iraq
Erbil, Iraq


Aerial view of the Erbil Bazzar in the City Center
Photo by Saad Salim
    Overview icon

    Key facts


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

    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.)


    Tel Code:+964

    Overview icon

    COVID Information

Join logo

Join our newsletter to stay up to date. No spam, ever!