Al-Rusafa, Iraq

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Al Rusafa (Arabic: الرصافة) or Rasafa is the half of Baghdad, Iraq, on the eastern side of the river Tigris. The west side of the river is Al Karkh.

In a more limited sense Rusafa is one of the nine administrative districts in Baghdad. This district is the older area on the eastern side of Baghdad; its central commercial area, a center of markets considered one of the four old CBDs of Baghdad (Karkh, Rasafa, A'dhamyya and Kadhmyya). It bears many landmarks and monuments of Baghdad, including the Liberation Square, the biggest landmark in Baghdad and one of the most visited.

Neighborhoods of Rusafa district include Bab Al-Moatham and Al-Sa'adoon.

See also

External links

  • Public Domain shots of "Clearing Rusafa"
  • Washington Post Article

Coordinates: 33°19′54″N 44°24′55″E / 33.331604°N 44.415236°E / 33.331604; 44.415236

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