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Badriyah Destination Guide

Delve into Badriyah in Iraq!

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Badriyah in the region of Al Başrah is located in Iraq - some 230 mi (or 371 km) South-East of Baghdad, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Badriyah

Current time in Badriyah is now 02:27 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Umm ash Shuwayj, Turabah, Salih, Ramlah, Khamisah or Nahiyat 'Atbah. While being here, make sure to check out As Sayyah, Sab'ah, Qal'ah, Al Ma'bar, Hasaur and Al Janabah as well. We also found some pictures.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

37°C / 98 °F Light rain
Morning Temperature 21°C / 69 °F
Evening Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Night Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 30%
Air Pressure 1023.4 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 8% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Thursday, 18th of October 2018
Light rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Light rain Day: 37°C (99 °F)
Night: 21°C (69 °F)
Friday, 19th of October 2018
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 26°C (79 °F)
Night: 22°C (72 °F)
Saturday, 20th of October 2018
Moderate rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 25°C (78 °F)
Night: 22°C (71 °F)


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Interesting facts about this location

Central Marshes

The Central or Qurna Marshes were a large complex of wetlands in Iraq that were part of the Tigris-Euphrates river system, along with the Hawizeh and Hammar Marshes. Formerly covering an area of around 3000 square kilometres, they were almost completely drained following the 1991 uprisings in Iraq and have in recent years been reflooded.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 30.97, 47.17 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Environmental issues in Iraq, Euphrates, Freshwater ecoregions, Shatt al-Arab basin, Tigris River, Wetlands of Iraq

Draining of the Mesopotamian Marshes

The draining of the Mesopotamian Marshes occurred in Iraq and to a smaller degree in Iran between the 1950s and 1990s to clear large areas of the marshes in the Tigris-Euphrates river system. Formerly covering an area of around 20,000 km, the main sub-marshes, the Hawizeh, Central, and Hammar Marshes and all three were drained at different times for different reasons.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 30.97, 47.17 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Agriculture in Iraq, Environmental issues in Iraq, Gulf War, Human rights in Iraq, Wetlands of Iraq

Mesopotamian Marshes

The Mesopotamian Marshes or Iraqi Marshes are a wetland area located in southern Iraq and partially in southwestern Iran. Historically the marshlands, mainly composed of the separate but adjacent Central, Hawizeh and Hammar Marshes, used to be the largest wetland ecosystem of Western Eurasia. It is a rare aquatic landscape in the desert, providing habitat for the Marsh Arabs and important populations of wildlife.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 30.97, 47.17 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Fertile Crescent, Geography of Iraq, Marshes of Iran, Marshes of Iraq, Mesopotamia, Shatt al-Arab basin, Wetlands of Iraq

Lake Hammar

Lake Hammar is a saline lake in southeastern part of Iraq within the Hammar Marshes. It has an area of 600-1,350 km². Water level in the lake fluctuates, with maximum depths varying from 1.8 metres (winter) to 3.0 metres (spring). The lake is an important wetland site for birds. The native inhabitants are Marsh Arabs, some of whom occupy villages on artificial, floating islands.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 30.97, 47.17 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Lakes of Iraq, Wetlands of Iraq