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Al Ishan in the region of Al Muthanná is a place in Iraq - some 136 mi (or 219 km) South-East of Baghdad, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Al Ishan is now 08:04 PM (Wednesday). 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: Jabir al Bijay, Tashash an Naba'ish, Sultan al Wali, Shuwayt, Shakir al Husayn or Musa. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Shahir, Muhsin Abu Tabikh, Sayyid Hashim, Sulayman al 'Atiyah, Al Ishan and Ar Rumaythah. We also found some pictures.

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Interesting facts about this location

Battle of Al Rumaythah

The Battle of Al Rumaythah (26 September 2006) was fought during the morning in the Iraqi town of Al Rumaythah in Al Muthanna province between Australian forces of the Overwatch Battle Group (West) and unidentified Iraqi insurgents. The Australians had entered the town to hold discussions at the Iraqi Army barracks when they were engaged by a large number of insurgents in an intense exchange of fire during which a number of insurgents were killed.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.52, 45.28 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:2006 in Iraq, Battles of the Iraq War in 2006, Battles of the Iraq War involving Australia, Conflicts in 2006, Iraqi insurgency

Al-Muthana University

Al Muthanna University is an Iraqi university located in Samawah, Al Muthanna Province, Iraq. It was established in 2007.

More reading: Al-Muthana University homepage
Located at 31.52, 45.28 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Educational institutions established in 2007, Universities in Iraq

As Samawah Stadium

As Samawah Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Samawah, Iraq. It is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Samawa FC. The stadium holds 15,000 people.

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Located at 31.52, 45.28 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in Iraq

Independent High Electoral Commission

The Independent High Electoral Commission is Iraq's electoral commission. The electoral commission is headed by a nine member board. Seven of those members are voting and must be Iraqi citizens. The other two members are the Chief Electoral Officer and an outside expert appointed by the United Nations.

More reading: Independent High Electoral Commission homepage
Located at 31.52, 45.28 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Election commissions, Government of Iraq, Politics of Iraq


Samawah or As Samawah is a city in Iraq, 280 kilometres (174 mi) southeast of Baghdad. The city of Samawah is the modern capital of the Al Muthanna Governorate. The city is located midway between Baghdad and Basra, at the northern edge of the governorate. The province was established in 1975; prior to that date it was a unified province along with Qadissiya (Diwaniya) and Najaf.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.52, 45.28 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Cities in Iraq, District capitals of Iraq, Populated places in Muthanna Province, Populated places on the Euphrates River