Friday, November 11, 2011

A postcard from Iraqi-Kurdistan | هه‌رێمی کوردستان

Iraqi Kurdistan or Kurdistan Region is an autonomous region of Iraq. It borders Iran to the east, Turkey to the north, Syria to the west and the rest of Iraq to the south. The regional capital is Arbil (Erbil), known in Kurdish as Hewlêr.

The 2003 invasion of Iraq and the subsequent political changes led to the ratification of a new Constitution of Iraq in 2005. The new Iraqi constitution defines Iraqi Kurdistan as a federal entity of Iraq, and establishes Arabic and Kurdish as Iraq's joint official languages.

Iraqi Kurdistan is a parliamentary democracy. The three governorates of Duhok, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah comprise around 40,000 square kilometres (15,000 sq mi) and have a population of around 4 million.

(source: wikipedia)
2010 Post festival Erbil.

THX Steve!


SL Liew said...

Wow.. 4 postcards mailed from Iraqi - Kurdistan region. I have received postcards mailed from Iraq but not from the Kurdistan region - hopefully, I will get one one day :) Cheers from Penang Island, SL Liew email:

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