Place:Basra, Basra, Iraq


Alt namesAl Basrahsource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 338
Al-Baṣrahsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Basarasource: Wikipedia
Bassorahsource: Wikipedia
Başrahsource: Wikipedia
Bosrasource: BHA, Authority file (2003-)
Bosrâsource: GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
Bostrasource: Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Busrasource: Wikipedia
Busrahsource: Wikipedia
Busrâsource: Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Bussorasource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 121
Bussorahsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 121
TypeCity or town
Coordinates30.483°N 47.817°E
Located inBasra, Iraq     (638 - )
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Basra, also written Basrah (; BGN: Al Başrah), is the capital of Basra Governorate, located on the Shatt al-Arab river in southern Iraq between Kuwait and Iran. It had an estimated population of 1.5 million of 2012. Basra is also Iraq's main port, although it does not have deep water access, which is handled at the port of Umm Qasr.

The city is part of the historic location of Sumer, the home of Sinbad the Sailor, and a proposed location of the Garden of Eden. It played an important role in early Islamic history and was built in 636 AD or 14 AH. It is Iraq's second largest and most populous city after Baghdad. Basra is consistently one of the hottest cities on the planet, with summer temperatures regularly exceeding .

Early history

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