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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.

Presidency

Presidency

The President is the highest executive authority in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq . He fulfils a range of legal, administrative and political tasks that are essential for the functioning of the Region’s government.
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Parliament

Parliament

The Kurdistan Parliament was established in 1992 as a result of the first free and fair elections in Iraq and is the unicameral legislative body of the Kurdistan Regional Government-Iraq.
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Traditional Kurdish Clothing

Traditional Kurdish Clothing

People in flowing, colourful dresses with artfully arranged turbans – this is the picture that presents itself to travellers in the Kurdistan Region.
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Department of Foreign Relations

Department of Foreign Relations

The Department for Foreign Relations represents the interests of the Regional Government abroad and strengthens cultural and economic ties to other states.
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Kurdish Cuisine

Kurdish Cuisine

Fresh salads, grilled meat and home-made bread – delicious Kurdish cuisine always has travellers relishing for more. Sharing food with family and friends is an important part of Kurdish social life.
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