Official Name: Republic of Iraq
Capital City: Baghdad
Official Language: Arabic and Kurdish
Area: 437,072 sq. km/ 271.584 sq. mi
Population: 28.2 million
Religion: 97% Islam (Shi'a 65%, Sunni 35%)
Currency: New Iraqi Dinar (NID)
Number of Time Zones: 1
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 3.5 hrs.; Eastern Standard Time (EST) plus 8.5 hours. Daylight Saving Time is observed from March 22 - September 22
Weights and Measures: Metric system
Country Domain: .iq
Country Tel Code: 964