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Minaret at the Great Mosque o Samarra
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Coordinates: 34°11′54″N 43°52′27″E / 34.19833°N 43.87417°E / 34.19833; 43.87417
Kintra Iraq
ProvinceSaladin Province
 (2003 est[1])
 • Total348,700
Offeecial nameSamarra Airchaeological Ceety
Criteriaii, iii, iv
Designatit2007 (33rd session)
Reference no.276
State Pairty Iraq
RegionArab States

Sāmarrā (Arabic: سامَرّاء‎) is a ceety in Iraq. It staunds on the east bank o the Tigris in the Saladin Province, 125 kilometer (78 mi) north o Baghdad an, in 2003, haed an estimatit population o 348,700.[1]

The offeecial name as referencit bi coins wis the Arabic phrase “Surra man ra’a” (Arabic: سر من رأى‎), which translates tae “who sees it rejoices”. But in vernacular it wis ayes cried Samarra.

In 2007, UNESCO namit Samarra ane of its Warld Heritage Steids.[2]

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  2. "Unesco names World Heritage sites". BBC News. 28 Juin 2007. Retrieved 23 Mey 2010.