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Basra
البصرة
Al-Baṣra
Basrah ceety
Basrah ceety
Nickname(s): Venice o the East[1]
Basra is located in Iraq
Basra
Basra
Coordinates: 30°30′N 47°49′E / 30.500°N 47.817°E / 30.500; 47.817
Kintra  Iraq
Govrenorate Basrah Govrenorate
Foondit 636 AD
Govrenment
 • Teep Mayor-cooncil
 • Mayor Dr. Khelaf Abdul Samad
Aurie
 • Tot 181 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Tot 2,750,000
Time zone +3 GMT
Aurie code(s) (+964) 40
Wabsteid http://www.basra.gov.iq/

Basra, also al-Baṣrah (Arabic: البصرة‎‎), is an Iraqi ceety locatit on the Shatt al-Arab atween Kuwait an Iran. It haed an estimatit population o 1.5 million in 2012.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Sam Dagher (18 September 2007). "In the 'Venice of the East,' a history of diversity". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2 Januar 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Basra city Profile" (PDF). UN Joint Analysis Unit. 

Coordinates: 30°30′N 47°49′E / 30.500°N 47.817°E / 30.500; 47.817