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As Suwayb Destination Guide

Explore As Suwayb in Iraq.

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As Suwayb in the region of Al Başrah is located in Iraq - some 244 mi (or 393 km) South-East of Baghdad, the country's capital city.

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Time in As Suwayb is now 04:37 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Qaryat Yazdu, Umm Jayr, Talhah, Milhah, Karbala or Nahiyat Bahar. Since you are here already, consider visiting Silk al 'Atiyah, Shamli, Shalhat al Hasan, Shahbaziyah, Nuhayrat and Al Muzayra'ah. We also found some pictures.

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Interesting facts about this location

Charax Spasinu

Spasinu Charax /spæsɨnuː tʃæræks/, or Charax Spasinu, Charax Pasinu, Charax Spasinou, Alexandria, and Antiochia in Susiana was an ancient port at the head of the Persian Gulf, and the capital of the ancient kingdom of Characene.

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Located at 30.96, 47.48 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Ancient Greek sites in Iraq, Former populated places in Iraq, Hellenistic colonies, History of the Middle East, Populated places along the Silk Road

Majnoon Island

Majnoon Island is an island in southern Iraq near Al-Qurnah that is a center for oil production of the Majnoon Oilfield. The area was built out of sand dunes and mud to create pathways for oil pipelines. Before the Gulf War, roughly a sixth of Iraq's oil reserves, some 7 million barrels, passed through this island. Production quickly recovered after the site was a center of fighting in the Iran-Iraq War, particularly Operation Kheibar in 1984.

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Located at 30.96, 47.48 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Islands of Iraq, Petronas, Royal Dutch Shell

Majnoon oil field

Majnoon oil field is a super-giant oil field located 60 km from Basra, Basra Governorate in southern Iraq. Majnoon is one of the richest oil fields in the world with an estimated 23-25 billion and proven reserves of 12.6 billion of barrels of oil in place. The field was named Majnoon which means crazy in Arabic in reference to excessive amount of oil in a dense area.

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Located at 30.96, 47.48 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Oil fields of Iraq