Population: 37.2 million (2016) of which 5.4m are in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Official Languages: Persian and Kurdish
Currency: Iraqi dinar
Important ministries: Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (in Iraq), there is a separate Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the semi-autonmous Kurdistan region.
Official statistics office: Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office
Trade associations: Union of Iraqi Publishers and Kurdistan Publishers Association (no websites).
Annual book fair: Baghdad Book Fair and Erbil International Book Fair
VATon books: No.
Fixed book price system: No