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Al-Faw

Al-Faw
Arabic: الفاو
[[File:US Navy 031016-N-3236B-043 A marine patrols the streets of Al Faw, Iraq.jpg#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
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U.S. Marines patrolling the streets of Al-Faw in October 2003.
South-East Iraq with Al-Faw in the lower right corner of the map
South-East Iraq with Al-Faw in the lower right corner of the map
Al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
Al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq
South-East Iraq with Al-Faw in the lower right corner of the map

Coordinates: 29°58′33″N 48°28′20″E / 29.97583°N 48.47222°E / 29.97583; 48.47222Coordinates: 29°58′33″N 48°28′20″E / 29.97583°N 48.47222°E / 29.97583; 48.47222{{#coordinates:29|58|33|N|48|28|20|E|region:IQ_type:city_source:GNS-enwiki |primary |name=

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Country Template:Country data Iraq
Governorate muhafazah (Arabic: محافظة‎) Al-Basrah (Arabic: البصرة‎)
District (Arabic: قضاءqaḍāʾ, Qadaa) Al-Faw District
Time zone GMT +3 (UTC+3)

Al-Faw (Arabic: الفاو‎; sometimes transliterated as Fao) is a small port on the Al Faw Peninsula in Iraq near the Shatt al-Arab and the Persian Gulf. The Al Faw Peninsula itself is part of the Basrah Governorate.

History

The town lies at the south-east end of the Al-Faw Peninsula on the right bank of the Shatt al-Arab, only few kilometres away from the Persian Gulf.

The town, as well as the whole Al-Faw Peninsula, has been the scene of armed conflict during the World War I, the Iran–Iraq War, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iraq War due to its strategic position at the entrance of the Shatt al-Arab.

The city was extensively damaged during the Iraq-Iran war, but in 1989 it was rebuilt in four months to a completely new city plan.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ Barakat, S. Analysis on Findings from the Post-War Reconstruction Campaigns at Basrah and Fao, Irak. ICOMOS Scientific Journal, 3, 1994, 102-112

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