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Basra Destination Guide

Delve into Basra in Iraq!

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Basra in the region of Al Başrah with it's 2,600,000 residents is a place located in Iraq - some 278 mi (or 447 km) South-East of Baghdad, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Basra in Iraq

Local time in Basra is now 12:10 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Yusufan, At Taradiyah, Sabkbatal Arab, Muftiyah, Kut as Sayyid or Nahiyat 'Atbah. While being here, you might want to check out as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

16°C / 60 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 10°C / 50 °F
Evening Temperature 12°C / 54 °F
Night Temperature 7°C / 45 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 59%
Air Pressure 1032 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Wednesday, 22nd of February 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 17°C (63 °F)
Night: 5°C (41 °F)
Thursday, 23rd of February 2017
Broken clouds, light breeze.
Broken clouds Day: 18°C (65 °F)
Night: 11°C (51 °F)
Friday, 24th of February 2017
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 16°C (60 °F)
Night: 5°C (42 °F)

Videos

Basra Sport City 360 Architecture

05:17 min ( June 26, 2012 by yasir alameen)
Views: 6,050 - Rating: 5/5

Basra Sport City - 360 Architecture

British Army in Iraq Op telic 12 (Basrah...

03:14 min ( December 14, 2008 by cheakyscouser)
Views: 2,180 - Rating: 5/5

Waterloo company was formed from 2 regiments from the British Army , A Sqn Scots DG and D Coy 4 Scots, we provided the QRF from the BaOC (Formaly The Shaat al arab Hotel) For the rest of the battlegro...


Al-Basrah Province - IRAQ

06:11 min ( July 23, 2012 by urukiiraqi)
Views: 1,649 - Rating: 4.11111/5

AL-Basrah province in Iraq is host to the ancient city of Basrah, the second largest city in Iraq and home to more Iraqi cities and ports like Az Zubayr, Al-Faw Grand Port, Umm Qasr Port, Abu Flous Po...

Basra City

01:11 min ( June 17, 2012 by 3allawi1)
Views: 651 - Rating: 4/5


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Basra during the next days.

01
Oct
2017

Basra Building Expo

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
More on eventful.com.

28
Nov
2017

Basra International Oil & Gas Conf & Exposition

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
More on eventful.com.

Iraq Oil & Gas Show Basra

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
More on eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Basra

Basra also written Basrah is the capital of Basra Governorate, in southern Iraq near Kuwait and Iran. It had an estimated population of 952,441 as of 2007, and 2,009,767 as 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.

More reading: Basra homepage
Located at 30.53, 47.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Amṣar, Basra, Cities in Iraq, District capitals of Iraq, Fertile Crescent

Ţirād Khurr

Ţirād Khurr is said to be a place (possibly a small suburb, industrial zone, or historic monument) in the city of Basra, in the Basra Governorate province of Iraq. It is said to lie at latitude 30° 33' N, longitude 47° 45' E, and is very near to the Shatt al-Arab waterway. A single online source claims it has a population of approximately 13,300, but the name does not appear on large-scale maps of Basra.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 30.53, 47.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Basra Province

South Oil Company

South Oil Company (SOC) is a national Iraqi company responsible for the oil in the south of Iraq. It is situated in Basrah, Iraq. South oil company is one of the major fundamental formations of the Iraq National Oil Company (INOC). It was the first nucleus and the basis of national direct investment projects in the 1970s, where the SOC was subsidiary to the national company.

More reading: South Oil Company homepage
Located at 30.53, 47.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Oil and gas companies of Iraq, Oil companies

Kuwait Medical Association

Kuwait Medical Association was founded in October 1963. It is an establishment which provides and represents all doctors in Kuwait. The Kuwait Medical Association headquarters are in the Kuwait Medical Professionals building.

More reading: Kuwait Medical Association homepage
Located at 30.53, 47.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Organizations based in Kuwait

University of Basrah

The University of Basrah is situated in the city of Basra, Iraq. For historic reasons the final -h is retained on Basrah in the name of the university. Founded in 1964 to meet the needs of southern Iraq, the University of Basrah was at first affiliated with the University of Baghdad, but in 1964 it became an independent body.

More reading: University of Basrah homepage
Located at 30.53, 47.8 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Basra, Educational institutions established in 1964, Universities in Iraq, University of Basrah

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