Was Kurdistan a part of Iran?

Iranian Kurdistan or Eastern Kurdistan (Kurdish: ڕۆژھەڵاتی کوردستان, romanized: Rojhilatê Kurdistanê) is an unofficial name for the parts of northwestern Iran with either a majority or sizable population of Kurds.

Is Kurdistan in Iraq or Iran?

Iraqi Kurdistan first gained autonomous status in a 1970 agreement with the Iraqi government, and its status was re-confirmed as the autonomous Kurdistan Region within the federal Iraqi republic in 2005. There is also a Kurdistan Province in Iran, but it is not self-ruled.

Where is Kurdistan located in Iran?

The province of Kurdistan is 28,817 km2 in area. It is located in the west of Iran, in Region 3 and bound by Kurdistan Region of Iraq on the west, the province of West Azerbaijan to its north, Zanjan to the northeast, Hamedan to the east and Kermanshah to the south.

Does Iran support the Kurds?

Iran never employed the same level of brutality against its own Kurdish population, but has always been staunchly opposed to Kurdish separatism.

Is Kurdistan safe to visit?

The Kurdistan region is by far the safest region in Iraq, but there is still high risk of terrorist activity in certain areas. Avoid the areas near the Syrian, Turkish and Iranian borders, as these areas are less safe than the rest of Kurdistan.

Is Kurdistan a real place?

Kurdistan, Arabic Kurdistān, Persian Kordestān, broadly defined geographic region traditionally inhabited mainly by Kurds. It consists of an extensive plateau and mountain area, spread over large parts of what are now eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, and western Iran and smaller parts of northern Syria and Armenia.

Why do Kurds leave Iran?

Persian Gulf war and consequent rebellions One month later, the vast majority of refugees returned to Iraq. Following the 1991 uprising of the Iraqi people against Saddam Hussein, many Kurds were forced to flee the country to become refugees in bordering regions of Iran and Turkey.

Do the Kurds speak Arabic?

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The number of Iraqi Kurds who speak Arabic fluently has declined significantly since the 1990s, even though Arabic is the second official language in Kurdistan and the primary language of Iraq. The result is a generation where most people under the age of 35 cannot communicate in Arabic.

Can you drink alcohol in Kurdistan?

Good news: Alcohol is widely available in Kurdistan Unlike the rest of Iraq, liquor stores are available everywhere. You can buy fresh, cold beer, wine and any type of liquor. In Erbil and Sulaymaniyah you can find plenty of bars, as well.