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Basra (البصرة; Al Baṣrah) is the third largest city of Iraq with a population of about 2,600,000 (2003). It is the country's main port. Baṣra played an important role in early Islamic history, and it was the first city built in Islam 14 A.H (after Hijra)
- Hawting, Gerald R. The First Dynasty of Islam. Routledge. 2nd ed, 2000
- Vincent, Stephen. Into The Red Zone: A Journey Into the Soul of Iraq. ISBN: 1-890626-57-0.
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