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The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is located in the northern part of the country and is bordered by Turkey in the North, Iran in the East and Syria in the West. Historically known as the “bread basket” of its surrounding areas, the Kurdistan Region offers a rich geographic diversity. Visitors today can immerse themselves in thriving cities such as the capital Erbil, explore the Region´s rich cultural heritage or enjoy the picturesque mountain landscapes covered in lush greens. Religious and cultural aspects are equally diverse and form an integral part of the Kurdish society. We invite you to discover more about the Kurdistan Region.

Dilshad Said: Peshmerga

Dilshad Said, Kurdish-Austrian composer, with his Symphony "Peshmerga", played by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.
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Newroz, the Kurdish New Year

Newroz, the Kurdish New Year

The Kurdish holiday of Newroz is celebrated on the eve of the 20th of March, marking both the Kurdish New Year and the beginning of spring. Read more on this ceremonial event.
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The Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is bordered by Turkey in the North, Iran in the East, and Syria in the West. It is divided into three governorates, with Erbil being the capital of the Region. Here you can find out more about geography, economy, and society.
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Practical Information

Practical Information

Travelling to/in the Region of Kurdistan-Iraq The fastest and easiest way to reach the Kurdistan Region from Europe is by plane. There are two airports, Erbil International Airport and Sulaimani International Airport. Austrian Airlines offers a direct flight from Vienna to Erbil several times a week, with an approximate three and a half hour duration.
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Flag and Anthem

The official flag of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq consists of three horizontal stripes in the colours red, white and green. The anthem Ey Reqîb, created by the Kurdish poet Yonis Reuf, is the official anthem of the Kurdistan Region.
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