Iraq

Capital Baghdad

Population 37,883,543

Area 438,317 km2

Key facts

Iraq is a country located in Western Asia. There are 6 countries (Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey) that Iraq shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak Arabic and Kurdish. Traveling across Iraq if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Iraq was ranked 107th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Iraq is Iraqi dinar (IQD). The dinar (ع.د) is subdivided into 1000 fils.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 1443.05 IQD and 1 USD is worth 1473.28 IQD.

Iraqi
Banknotes

50ع.د100ع.د250ع.د500ع.د1000ع.د5000ع.د10000ع.د25000ع.د

Iraqi
Coins

25ع.د50ع.د100ع.د

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Iraq is 30.56 Mbps and mobile is 40.71 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Iraq.5.35 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Iraq. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Iraq?

There are no Mariott hotels in Iraq.

There are no Hilton hotels in Iraq.

There are no IHG hotels in Iraq.

There are no Best Western hotels in Iraq.

There are no Radisson hotels in Iraq.

There are no Accor hotels in Iraq.

What fast food chains are present in Iraq?

Samak masgouf, Kleicha are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Iraq. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Iraq below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Iraq.

The KFC chain operates in Iraq.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Iraq.

The Subway chain operates in Iraq.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Iraq.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Iraq.

Weather

Today the sun in Baghdad, rises at 6:00 AM and sets at 5:39 PM. The climate of Baghdad may be categorized as a subtropical desert (BWh), according to Koppen's classification system.
SaturdayOct 8Partly cloudlyLow: 22.5°C (72.5°F)High: 41.7°C (107.06°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 23.5°C (74.3°F)High: 39.4°C (102.92°F)
MondayOct 10Partly cloudlyLow: 23.4°C (74.12°F)High: 35.2°C (95.36°F)
TuesdayOct 11SunnyLow: 20.7°C (69.26°F)High: 34°C (93.2°F)
WednesdayOct 12SunnyLow: 19.3°C (66.74°F)High: 34.2°C (93.56°F)
ThursdayOct 13Partly cloudlyLow: 19.5°C (67.1°F)High: 35°C (95°F)

Weather data for Baghdad (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is not available in Iraq. Bolt is available only in one city: Baghdad.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in Iraq.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Iraq traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 27.30 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 4: Do not travel. 

Emergency phones in Iraq

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Iraq?

Currently, citizens of 40 countries can enter Iraq without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Iraq.

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