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Madinat ar Rashid Destination Guide

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Madinat ar Rashid in the region of Baghdād is located in Iraq - some 9 mi (or 14 km) South-East of Baghdad, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Madinat ar Rashid

Current time in Madinat ar Rashid is now 01:48 AM (Saturday). 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: Zaydan al Khalaf, Qaryat 'Uwarij, Umm al Ghizlan, Qadawi, Karbala or Shukr Ghali. While being here, make sure to check out as well. We discovered some videos in the web. 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

30°C / 86 °F Moderate rain
Morning Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Evening Temperature 25°C / 76 °F
Night Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Chance of rainfall 4%
Air Humidity 44%
Air Pressure 1021.8 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 1 km/h (1 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 88% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Sunday, 21st of October 2018
Few clouds, fresh breeze.
Few clouds Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 23°C (74 °F)
Monday, 22nd of October 2018
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Moderate rain Day: 22°C (72 °F)
Night: 20°C (68 °F)
Tuesday, 23rd of October 2018
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 22°C (71 °F)
Night: 23°C (74 °F)



03:00 min ( April 27, 2009 by scribedry)
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01:52 min ( April 28, 2009 by scribedry)
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Christmas Day Route Irish Baghdad Iraq...

01:19 min ( October 16, 2010 by NickVenture1)
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There must have been a good reason to spend a 25th of december on Route Irish, but I forgot it. Anyhow the Bradleys were also there because the war didn't go on a vacation and Peace seemed far away. T...

Baghdad Airview

00:38 min ( September 29, 2011 by Telespectacular)
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Flight over Baghdad, Iraq. Clearly visible is the Tigris River

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Interesting facts about this location

Diyala River

The Diyala River after Darban-e Khan Dam:Kurdish: Sirwan, سيروان, Arabic: نهر ديالى‎, Persian: سیروان دیاله, is a river and tributary of the Tigris that runs mainly through Eastern Iraq but also Western Iran. It covers a total distance of 445 km . It rises near Sanandaj, in the Zagros Mountains of Iran. It then descends through the mountains, where for some 32 km it forms the border between the two countries. It finally feeds into the Tigris below Baghdad.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.25, 44.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Diyala Province, International rivers of Asia, Iran–Iraq border, Rivers of Iran, Rivers of Iraq, Tigris River

Baghdad Nuclear Research Facility

The Baghdad Nuclear Research Facility adjacent to the Tuwaitha "Yellow Cake Factory" contains the remains of nuclear reactors bombed by Israel in 1981 and the United States in 1991. It was used as a storage facility for spent reactor fuel and industrial and medical wastes. The radioactive material would not be useful for a fission bomb, but could be used in a dirty bomb.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.25, 44.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Iraq, Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, Nuclear research centers, Nuclear technology in Iraq, Research institutes in Iraq

General Security Directorate (Iraq)

The General Security Directorate (GSD) (مديرية الامن العامة, Mudiriyat al-Amn al-Amma) was the intelligence agency of Iraq. It was announced by interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi at a press conference in July 2004 in a climate of widespread violence by terrorist groups and the Iraqi insurgency. Although details on its organisation were not made clear at the time, the General Security Directorate's designated mission was to "infiltrate and annihilate Iraq's tenacious insurgency".

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 33.25, 44.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Iraqi intelligence agencies, Organisations based in Iraq, Organizations disestablished in 2004

Canal Hotel bombing

The Canal Hotel Bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, in the afternoon of August 19, 2003, killed at least 22 people, including the United Nations' Special Representative in Iraq Sérgio Vieira de Mello, and wounded over 100. The blast targeted the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq created just 5 days earlier. (The United Nations had used the hotel as its headquarters in Iraq since the early 1990s.

More reading: Canal Hotel bombing homepage
Located at 33.25, 44.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:History of Baghdad, History of the United Nations, Mass murder in 2003, Suicide car and truck bombings in Iraq, Terrorist incidents in Iraq in 2003, United Nations operations in Iraq


Baghdad is the capital of the Republic of Iraq, as well as the coterminous Baghdad Province. The population of Baghdad as of 2011 is approximately 7,216,040, making it the largest city in Iraq, the second largest city in the Arab World, and the second largest city in Western Asia. Located along the Tigris River, the city was founded in the 8th century and became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate.

More reading: Baghdad homepage
Located at 33.25, 44.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:762 establishments, Arab League, Baghdad, Capitals in Asia, Capitals of caliphates, Cities in Iraq, Fertile Crescent, Historic Jewish communities, Iraqi culture, Populated places along the Silk Road, Populated places established in the 8th century

Quote of the moment

People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.

Dagobert D. Runes