Place:Umm Qasr, Basra, Iraq

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NameUmm Qasr
Alt namesOmolgasrsource: NIMA, Geographic Names Database (2000)
Um Kasrsource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (2000-2003)
Um Qasrsource: Scenes from the Battlefront, New York Times (2003)
Umm Qaṣrsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCity or town
Located inBasra, Iraq
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Umm Qasr (also transliterated as : Um-qasir, Um-qasser), is a port city in southern Iraq. It stands on the canalised Khawr az-Zubayr, part of the Khawr Abd Allah estuary which leads to the Persian Gulf. It is separated from the border of Kuwait by a small inlet. A bridge across the waterway linked the port with Kuwait prior to the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

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