al- Nasiriyah

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Nasiriyah, al-


(also al-Nasiriya), a city in southeastern Iraq, on the Euphrates River. Capital of the muhafaza (province) of Dhi Qar. Population, 65,000 (1970). Al-Nasiriyah is the commercial center of an irrigated farming region that grows date palms, cotton, rice, and grain crops. There is also livestock raising in the region. Various kinds of handicrafts are produced in the city.

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Nasiriyah / NINA / A security source said on Friday 21 Feb that an anti-explosives team of the Police Directorate in Dhi Qar, lifted different ammunitions Suq al- Sheukh 5 km south of al- Nasiriyah.