Country: Iraq

Population: 27,499,638

Capital: Baghdad

Time Zone: UTC+3

Currency Name: New Iraqi dinar (NID)

Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy

Languages: Arabic, Kurdish (official in Kurdish regions), Assyrian, Armenian

Ethnic Breakdown: Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian, or other 5%

Religion: Muslim 97% (Shi'a 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%

Major Cities: Baghdad, Mosul

Phone Country Code: 964

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: www.irpedia.com

High Travel Season: no peak season

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, d, g

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Iraq is bordered by six countries; Syria in the west, Turkey in the north, Iran in the east, Kuwait in the south-east, Saudi Arabia in the south, and Jordan in the south-west