|Time zone:||GMT +3 (Iraq standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Main languages:||Arabic, Kurdish|
|Other languages:||Turkoman, Assyrian, Armenian|
Iraqi dinars (IQD)|
€1 = IQD1331, $1 = IQD1193, £1 = IQD1587
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.iq||International Dialling Code: 964|
For help planning your trip to Iraq including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Iraq trip planning page.
Further information on Iraq
Discover more about Iraq - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 437,072 sq km (4,910 sq km under water)
Coastline: 58 km (Persian Gulf)
Climate: Mostly desert climate with very hot and dry summers and short, cool winters between December and February. Northern mountainous regions have cold winters with heavy snow falls.
Highest mountain: unnamed peak (3,611m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Iraq from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Hybrid regime||111/167|
|Economic Freedom||No Data||-|
|Press Freedom||Difficult situation||154/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||170/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Iraq Status: Independent Country
Population: 32,585,692 (rank: 39/196) Density: 74.5 people/sq km (rank: 105/196)
Ethnic groups: Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian, or other 5%
Religions: Muslim 97% (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian or other 3%
GDP (PPP): $249.4 billion GDP per capita: $7,100 (rank: 113/195)