overview

Republic of Iraq
(Jumhūrīyyat al-'Irāq)

country information

Flag

Iraq flag

capital

Baghdad

DRIVING SIDE: Right

INTERNET CODE: .iq

TIME ZONE: UTC + 3

COUNTRY CODE: +964

COASTLINE: Borders on Persian Gulf (58 km)

Neighbours

Iran

Jordan

Kuwait

Saudi Arabia

Syria

Turkey

Iraq map
Population

population

38 million 

Religion

religion

Islam 99%

Other (incl. Christianity, Judaism) <7%

President

president & parliament

Head of State: Pres. Barham Salih

Prime Minister: Adil Abdul-Mahdi

Ruling Party: Iraqi Islamic Party

Groups

minority & majority groups

Majority: Shi’a Arabs, Sunni Arabs, Kurds

Minority: Turkmen

Language

 

LANGUAGE

Iraqi Arabic/Kurdish

           Hello: Marhaba مرحباً

           Yes: Na’’am نعم / ee إي /balaa بلى

           No: La لا

          Thank you: Shukran شكرا

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Iraqi Dinar (IQD) (ع.د)

1 USD = 1183,25 IQD

1 ZAR = 67,42 IQD

 

Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

No compulsory vaccinations,

Recommended: Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Cholera, Yellow Fever, Rabies, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia & Influenza

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:    230 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz

Widespread electricity shortages. Some only receive 2-4 hours per day. Electricity is subsidized, increasing demand. Cost of electricity can be up to 125,000 dinars ($100)/month making it inaccessible to many

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Winter: Min. 5 °C – Max. 10 °C

Summer: Min. 24 °C – Max. 39°C

Iraq has a hot, dry climate characterized by hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. The climate is influenced by Iraq’s location between the Arabian desert areas and the subtropical humidity of the Persian Gulf. About 70 percent of the rainfall in the country falls between November and March; June to August are often rainless.

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

Currently no residential diplomatic representation for South Africa. South African embassy in Jordan is responsible for all relations with Iraq.

South Africa Embassy in Jordan

15 Al Bashir Al Shuraiqi

North West Abdoun

PO Box 851508

Sweifieh 11185

Amman, Jordan

Website info for above: 

https://www.embassypages.com/southafrica-embassy-amman-jordan  

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

Baghdad International Airport

Erbil International Airport

Al Najaf International Airport

Sulaymaniyah International Airport

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Valid Passport for 6 months, Visa (to be obtained prior to arrival/entry). Passport must have sufficient pages (minimum 2 blank pages) for entry and exit stamps.

 

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

Fly Baghdad

Fly Erbil

Iraqi Airways

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

For a list of all NGO’s operating inside Iraq, visit

https://www.ncciraq.org/en/ngos