Abu Al-Khaseeb

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Abu Al-Khaseeb
أبو الخصيب
Fertile orchards of Abu Al-Khaseeb
Fertile orchards of Abu Al-Khaseeb
Abu Al-Khaseeb is located in Iraq
Abu Al-Khaseeb
Abu Al-Khaseeb
Coordinates: 30°26′28″N 47°58′21″E / 30.44111°N 47.97250°E / 30.44111; 47.97250Coordinates: 30°26′28″N 47°58′21″E / 30.44111°N 47.97250°E / 30.44111; 47.97250
Country  Iraq
Governorate Basra
District Abu Al-Khaseeb
Date of establishment 1873
Population (2012)
 • Total 240,300
Time zone AST (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 01

Abu Al-Khaseeb (sometimes spelled Abu Al-Khasib) is a town in Abu Al-Khaseeb District, Basra Governorate, southern Iraq. Its name means "The rich area - agricultural", referring to the fertile Shatt Al-Arab river. It is an agricultural town, well known for its date palm farms on the river. It is predominantly Shia.[1] Abu Al-Khaseeb has long been a traditional center for boat-building of the mashoof canoes that are widely used by the Marsh Arabs.[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-21. Retrieved 2011-11-18. 
  2. ^ Kubba, Sam (2011). The Iraqi Marshlands and the Marsh Arabs: The Ma'dan, Their Culture and the Environment. Trans Pacific Press. p. 68. ISBN 9780863723339. 

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