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Discover As Suwaydi in Iraq

As Suwaydi in the region of Al Başrah is a town located in Iraq - some 241 mi or ( 387 km ) South-East of Baghdad , the country's capital .

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Local time in As Suwaydi is now 08:22 AM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Baghdad " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Umm Jayr, Turabah, Ramlah, Khamisah, and Karbala. When in this area, you might want to check out Umm Jayr . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in As Suwaydi ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

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 31.08 47.45 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: Islands of Iraq, Petronas, Royal Dutch Shell

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 30.89 47.58 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km 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 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 31.07 47.61 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Tags: Oil fields of Iraq