Where is Kurdistan located?

Geographically, Kurdistan roughly encompasses the northwestern Zagros and the eastern Taurus mountain ranges. Kurdistan generally comprises the following four regions: southeastern Turkey ( Northern Kurdistan ), northern Iraq ( Southern Kurdistan ), northwestern Iran ( Eastern Kurdistan ), and northern Syria ( Western Kurdistan ).

Who is the president of the Kurdistan Region?

The current President is Nechirvan Barzani who assumed office on 1 June 2019. The Kurdistan Parliament has 111 seats and are held every fifth year. The Kurdistan Region is divided into four governorates: the governorates of Duhok, Erbil, Sulaymaniya and Halabja. Each of these governorates is divided into districts, for a total of 26 districts.

What is the Greater Kurdistan myth?

The academic historian Jordi Tejel has identified “Greater Kurdistan” as being one of the “Kurdish myths” that the KDPS were involved in promoting to Kurds in Syria.

What are the two Kurdish states outlined in red?

The States outlined in red are two Kurdish States named Hakkiari and Mosul in this 1902 map. They are referred to as Upper Kurdistan and Lower Kurdistan respectively. Modern Curdistan is of much greater extent than the ancient Assyria, and is composed of two parts the Upper and Lower.

Are there any self-ruled Kurdish provinces in Iran?

There is also a Kurdistan Province in Iran, but it is not self-ruled. Kurds fighting in the Syrian Civil War were able to take control of large sections of northern Syria and establish self-governing regions in an Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, where they call for autonomy in a federal Syria after the war.

How much oil and gas does the Kurdish region have?

As of July 2007, the Kurdish government solicited foreign companies to invest in 40 new oil sites, with the hope of increasing regional oil production over the following five years by a factor of five, to about 1 million barrels per day (160,000 m 3 /d). Gas and associated gas reserves are in excess of 2,800 km 3 (100 × 10 12 cu ft).

Where is Iraq’s KRG located?

The KRG is located in the city of Erbil, which is also known in Kurdish as Hewlêr. Revenue for the Kurdish government is generated primarily from oil, although the KRG and the Iraqi government contest the ownership of this resource.