Map showin Baqubah north o Baghdad
Baqubah served as a way station atween Baghdad and Khorasan on the medieval Silk Road. Durin the Abbasid caliphate, it wis kent for its date an fruit orchards. Situatit on the main road an rail routes atween Baghdad an Iran it is a centre o trade for agricultural produce. It is nou kent as the centre o Iraq's commercial orange groves.