INVESTING IN KURDISTAN

KURDISTAN
40.6 million square kilometers
CAPITAL
Erbil (population: 1.7 million)
ETHNIC BREAKDOWN OF POPULATION
Kurds
Assyrians
Chaldeans
Turkmen
Armenians
Arabs
GEOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN
Diverse with hot and dry plains and cooler mountainous areas.
MAJOR AIRPORTS
Erbil International Airport & Suleimaniah International Airport. An airport recently opened in Dohuk.
GDP: 4.3% (2009) est.
POPULATION
4.7 million
MAJOR CITIES
Suleimaniyah(population: 1.8 million)
Dohuk (population: 1.17 million)
Median Age: Just over 20
Population Under 14: 36%
Population Over 63: 4%
Population Between 21 & 62: 56%
MAJOR LANGUAGES
Kurdish, with two dialects:
Sorani & Kurmanji
Turkmani
Arabic
Armenian
Assyrian
SECURITY
No coalition soldier has died and no foreigner has been kidnapped since March 2003 in the area administered by the Kurdistan Regional Government. Security responsibility was formally transferred to the KRG in May 2007 .