Official website:www.krg.orgCapital: Erbil (also known as Hawler)
Official Languages: Kurdish (Sorani and Kurmanji dialects) and Arabic, as well as Turcoman and Assyrian in some areas.
Major Holiday: Newroz (Kurdish New Year), March 21
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
President: Masoud Barzani
Prime Minister: Barham Salih
Speaker of the Parliament: Kemal Kirkuki
Land Mass: 80,000 sq. km/30,888 sq. mi., about the size of South Carolina.
Population: 3.8 million (2006)
Population in each of the Region’s three provinces: