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Iraq Old Postcard BASRA Customs House Boats River Tuck's Collo-Photo for A KerimVintage Tuck's Old Postcard. Middle East. Iraq, Basra - Customs House, Boats, River Scene. Palm Trees. Panorama.
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons Collo-Photo Post Card Published for A. Kerim Basra Persian Gulf
Background: Basra (also spelled Başrah or Basara; historically sometimes written Busra, Busrah, and the early form Bassorah; Arabic: البصرة, Al-Basrah) is the second largest city of Iraq with an estimated population of c. 2,600,000 (2003). It is the country's main port. Basra is the capital of the Basra Governorate. The city is located along the Shatt al-Arab (Arvandrood) waterway near the Persian Gulf. Basra is 55 km from the Persian Gulf and 545 km from Baghdad, Iraq's capital and largest city.
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