Iraqi Kurdistan Travel
Iraqi Kurdistan refers to the four northern Iraqi Provinces, which are autonomous of the central Iraqi government and ruled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). In addition to its own government, the autonomous region is home to its own military, the Peshmerga, and judicial system.
These provinces achieved de facto independence after an uprising in 1991 and their autonomy has now been enshrined into the Iraqi federal constitution.
Kurdistan (“Land of the Kurds”) refers to an area of Kurdish settlement within the territories of todays Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.