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Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. Efforts have been devoted to the restoration and repair of badly damaged urban infrastructure.Iraq is in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait. The climate is mostly desert with mild to cool winters and dry, hot, cloudless summers. The northern mountainous regions along the Iranian and Turkish borders experience cold winters with occasionally heavy snows that melt in early spring, sometimes causing extensive flooding in central and southern Iraq.The official language is Arabic. Kurdish is predominately spoken in the north. English is the for the reconstruction and humanitarian activities, but travelling with an Arabic speaker is advised. The main religion is Islam.The economy of Iraq is dominated by the oil sector, which has traditionally provided about 95% of foreign exchange earnings. There have been attempts by the international community to improve and repair the infrastructure of Iraq in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion, when much was destroyed.Business dress for expatriate businessmen is a suit, while women should dress modestly. The working week is Sunday to Thursday.The security risk for expatriates in Iraq is extremely high. Risks include kidnapping (particularly of expatriates) by armed terror groups, militant attacks, suicide attacks, roadside bombings, and shootings, as well as violent crime including carjacking, robbery, rape and murder.The currency of Iraq is the Iraqi Dinar (IQD).Medical facilities are limited. Serious medical emergency would require evacuation. Cholera has been reported.The population of Baghdad is 8.8 Million (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is -0.9% for Iraq as at September 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Iraq is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 15%.