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Capital: Erbil (also known as Hewler)

Official Languages: Kurdish (Sorani and Kurmanji dialects) and Arabic, as well as Turkoman and Assyrian in some areas.

Major Holiday: Newroz (Kurdish New Year), March 21

Government: Parliamentary Democracy

President: Masoud Barzani

Prime Minister: Nechirvan Barzani

Speaker of the Parliament: Yousif Mohammed

Land Mass: 80,000 sq. km/30,888 sq. mi. (about the size of South Carolina) Population: 5.2 million (2015) Currency: Iraqi Dinar (IQD)

Time Zone: UTC+3

UTC+4 (Summer DST)

Calling Code: +964

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