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Baṣra, a province and historic city in south-east Iraq.

1. Geography

The province has an area of 20,702 km² (Directory of the Republic of Iraq, 57), the centre of which is the historical town of Baṣra. Baṣra province is bounded by the al-Muthannā (Samāwa) province to the west, by Iran (Khūzistān province) to the east, by Mays…

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Ahmadian, Bahram Amir, Najam Abbas, Translated by Hamid Reza Maghsoodi, Fatehi-nezhad, Enayatollah, Stephen Hirtenstein, Laleh, Hayedeh, Ahmad Pakatchi and Azarnoosh, Azartash, “Baṣra”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 07 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000095>
First published online: 2015

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