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Explore Ansar in Iraq

Ansar in the region of Karbalāʼ is a town in Iraq - some 47 mi or ( 75 km ) South of Baghdad , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Ansar is now 09:13 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Baghdad " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Nahiyat Saddat al Hindiyah, Nahiyat al Husayniyah, Karbala, Baqubah, and Qaryat al Bahbahani. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Nahiyat Saddat al Hindiyah . Where to go and what to see in Ansar ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Hindiya Barrage

The Hindiya Barrage is located on the Euphrates south of the town of Musayyib in Babil Governorate, Iraq. It was designed by British civil engineer William Willcocks in response to the silting up of the Hillah branch of the Euphrates. Construction of the dam, with a length of over 250 metres, lasted between 1911 and 1913. Between 1984 and 1989, a new dam was built several kilometres upstream as a replacement for the Hindiya Barrage.

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Located at 32.71 44.27 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Babil Governorate, Dams completed in 1913, Dams in Iraq, Euphrates

Saddat al Hindiyah

Saddat al Hindiyah is a city on the Euphrates River in Iraq. It is located just south of Musayyib and 80 km south of Baghdad. In October 2003, the US Army initiated rehabilitation of roads and swamp areas in the Nasir neighborhood of Sadat al Hindiyah, to improve residents’ access to social and economic networks by draining swamps and paving major roads. http://www. usaid. gov/iraq/updates/jan04/iraq_fs15_012004. pdf Both the modern and old Hindiya Barrages are located near this town.

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Located at 32.72 44.28 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km away
Tags: Populated places in Babylon Province, Populated places on the Euphrates River

Karbala Northeast Airport

Karbala Northeast Airport is a regional airport under development in the Karbala Governorate of Iraq.

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Located at 32.76 44.13 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: Airports in Iraq

2005 Musayyib bombing

The 2005 Musayyib bombing was a suicide attack on a marketplace in Musayyib, Iraq, a town 35 miles south of Baghdad on July 16, 2005. The attacker had detonated his explosive belt in a crowded marketplace, where hundreds of people had come to shop and mingle after the day's stifling heat subsided.

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Located at 32.78 44.29 (Lat./Long.); Less than 13 km away
Tags: Attacks on marketplaces in Iraq, Mass murder in 2005, Suicide bombings in Iraq, Terrorist incidents in Iraq in 2005


Musayyib is a city in the Babil Province, Iraq. As of 2003, its population is 279,939. Musayyib sits on both the east and west banks of the Euphrates River, which splits into the Hindiya and Hilla branches just south of the city. Musayyib's municipal government has heavy representation from the Office of the Martyr Sadr, the political wing of Moqtada Sadr's Militia. There is a small minority representation by the Badr Corps as well.

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Located at 32.78 44.29 (Lat./Long.); Less than 14 km away
Tags: District capitals of Iraq, Populated places in Babylon Province, Populated places on the Euphrates River