Basra

  • basra

    البَصرة
    city
    basra city
    basra city
    nickname(s): 
    venice of the east[1]
    basra is located in iraq
    basra
    basra
    location of basra within iraq
    basra is located in asia
    basra
    basra
    basra (asia)
    coordinates: 30°30′n 47°49′e / 30°30′n 47°49′e / 30.500; 47.817
    country iraq
    governoratebasra governorate
    founded636 ad
    government
     • typemayor–council
     • mayoras'ad al eidani
    area
     • city50-75 km2 (21 sq mi)
     • metro
    181 km2 (70 sq mi)
    elevation
    5 m (16 ft)
    population
     (2017)[2]
     • city2,150,000
     • metro
    2,850,000
    time zone+3 gmt
    http://www.basra.gov.iq/

    basra (arabic: البصرةal-baṣrah) is an iraqi city located on the shatt al-arab. it had an estimated population of 2.5 million in 2012.[2] 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 one of the ports from which the fictional sinbad the sailor journeyed. it played an important role in early islamic history and was built in 636. basra is consistently one of the hottest cities in iraq, with summer temperatures regularly exceeding 50 °c (122 °f). in april 2017, the iraqi parliament recognized basra as iraq's economic capital.[3]

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Basra

البَصرة
Basra city
Basra city
Nickname(s): 
Venice of the East[1]
Basra is located in Iraq
Basra
Basra
Location of Basra within Iraq
Basra is located in Asia
Basra
Basra
Basra (Asia)
Coordinates: 30°30′N 47°49′E / 30°30′N 47°49′E / 30.500; 47.817
Country Iraq
GovernorateBasra Governorate
Founded636 AD
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorAs'ad Al Eidani
Area
 • City50-75 km2 (21 sq mi)
 • Metro
181 km2 (70 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2017)[2]
 • City2,150,000
 • Metro
2,850,000
Time zone+3 GMT
http://www.basra.gov.iq/

Basra (Arabic: البصرةal-Baṣrah) is an Iraqi city located on the Shatt al-Arab. It had an estimated population of 2.5 million in 2012.[2] 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 one of the ports from which the fictional Sinbad the Sailor journeyed. It played an important role in early Islamic history and was built in 636. Basra is consistently one of the hottest cities in Iraq, with summer temperatures regularly exceeding 50 °C (122 °F). In April 2017, the Iraqi Parliament recognized Basra as Iraq's economic capital.[3]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Basra
Alemannisch: Basra
العربية: البصرة
azərbaycanca: Bəsrə
تۆرکجه: بصره
বাংলা: বসরা
беларуская: Басра
български: Басра
bosanski: Basra
català: Bàssora
čeština: Basra
Cymraeg: Basra
dansk: Basra
Deutsch: Basra
eesti: Basra
Ελληνικά: Βασόρα
español: Basora
Esperanto: Basra
euskara: Basora
فارسی: بصره
français: Bassorah
Frysk: Basra
Gaeilge: Basra
한국어: 바스라
Hausa: Basra
հայերեն: Բասրա
हिन्दी: बसरा
hrvatski: Basra
Bahasa Indonesia: Basra
interlingua: Basra
italiano: Bassora
עברית: בצרה
Jawa: Basra
kalaallisut: Basra
ქართული: ბასრა
қазақша: Басра
Kiswahili: Basra
kurdî: Besre
Кыргызча: Басра
Latina: Basra
latviešu: Basra
lietuvių: Basra
magyar: Baszra
Malagasy: Bassora
മലയാളം: ബസറ
Māori: Basra
मराठी: बसरा
مصرى: البصره
Bahasa Melayu: Basrah
Dorerin Naoero: Basra
Nederlands: Basra
日本語: バスラ
нохчийн: Басра
norsk: Basra
norsk nynorsk: Basra
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Basra
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬਸਰਾ
پنجابی: البصرہ
polski: Basra
português: Baçorá
română: Basra
русский: Басра
Scots: Basra
shqip: Basra
Simple English: Basra
slovenščina: Basra
ślůnski: Basra
کوردی: بەسرە
српски / srpski: Басра
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Basra
suomi: Basra
svenska: Basra
Tagalog: Basra
தமிழ்: பசுரா
Taqbaylit: Baṣra
татарча/tatarça: Бәсрә
ไทย: บัสรา
тоҷикӣ: Басра
Türkçe: Basra
українська: Басра
اردو: بصرہ
Tiếng Việt: Basra
walon: Bassora
Winaray: Basra
吴语: 巴士拉
粵語: 巴士拉
中文: 巴士拉