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Explore Diwaniyah in Iraq

Diwaniyah in the region of Wāsiţ is a town in Iraq - some 26 mi or ( 41 km ) South-East of Baghdad , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Diwaniyah is now 12:18 PM (Sunday) . 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: Zaydan al Khalaf, Salman Bak, Salman al Qamar, Rashid Hajji Hamid, and Qasr ar Riyy. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Zaydan al Khalaf . Where to go and what to see in Diwaniyah ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Shaykh Mazhar Air Base

Shaykh Mazhar Air Base is a former Iraqi Air Force base in the Diyala Governorate of Iraq. It was captured by Coalition forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

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Located at 32.94 44.63 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Closed facilities of the United States Air Force in Iraq, Iraqi Air Force bases

Parthian Empire

The Parthian Empire (also known as the Arsacid Empire, was a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Iran better known as ancient Persia. Its latter name comes from Arsaces I of Parthia who, as leader of the Parni tribe, founded it in the mid-3rd century BC when he conquered the Parthia region in Iran's northeast, then a satrapy in rebellion against the Seleucid Empire. Mithridates I of Parthia greatly expanded the empire by seizing Media and Mesopotamia from the Seleucids.

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Located at 33.09 44.58 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: 224 disestablishments, Ancient history of Iraq, Former countries in Asia, Former empires, History of Iran, History of Pakistan, History of Turkmenistan, Parthian Empire, Persian history, Pre-Islamic heritage of Iran, Pre-Islamic history of Afghanistan, Seleucid Empire successor states, States and territories established in 247 BC

Siege of Ctesiphon

The successful Siege of Ctesiphon by the Rashidun army lasted about two months, from January to March 637. Ctesiphon, located on the east bank of the Tigris, was one of the great cities of the Persian Empire, an imperial capital of the Arsacids and of their successors, the Sassanids. Soon after the conquest of the city by Muslims, Sassanid rule in Iraq ended. Ctesiphon is located approximately at Al-Mada'in, 20 miles southeast of the modern city of Baghdad, Iraq, along the river Tigris.

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Located at 33.09 44.58 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: 630s conflicts, 637, Battles involving the Rashidun Caliphate, Muslim conquest of Persia, Sieges involving the Sassanid Empire

Taq-i Kisra

The Tāq-e Kisrā, also called Iwān-e Kisrā, is a Sassanid-era Persian monument in Al-Mada'in which is the only visible remaining structure of the ancient city of Ctesiphon. It is the largest brick built arch in the world and located near the modern town of Salman Pak, Iraq.

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Located at 33.09 44.58 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Iraq, Buildings and structures in Iraq, Sassanid architecture

Salman Pak

For the companion of Muhammad, see Salman Pak (person) Salman Pak is a city approximately 15 miles south of Baghdad near a peninsula formed by a broad eastward bend of the Tigris River. It is named after Salman the Persian, a companion of Muhammad who is buried there. It is quite close to the Salman Pak facility, an Iraqi military installation which was a key center of Saddam Hussein's biological and chemical weapons programs.

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Located at 33.10 44.58 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: Populated places in Diyala Province