Iraq has an estimated population of 32.58 million (2012) (World Bank, 2014) with 50% under the age of 19. The main cities are Bagdad, Basrah Mosul, Kirkuk and Erbil. Iraq has a rich mosaic of religions and ethnicities although over the past few decades, some minorities have shrunk in numbers due to migration. The ethnic diversity in the country is as follows: Arab 75%-80%, Kurds 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian and others 5%.


Iraq's official languages are Arabic and Kurdish although English is widely spoken in business.

Outpost Iraq

Office hours: Sun to Thurs 8:30 to 12:30 Weekend: Fri/ Sat Dubai based office
Languages: English, Dutch
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