Al Iskān
District of Basrah
in Basrah District of Muḩāfaz̧at al Başrah, Iraq

How to get there and get around
Noteable things around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
30.509 and 47.780 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 30° 30' 30" and E 47° 46' 49"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dinar - IQD
Spoken languages:
Arabic, Kurdish, Armenian
Local electricity:
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
Local Time: 08:46 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Asia/Baghdad
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
3:57 am and 5:52 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-23.178 and -134.915 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
This place on
Current travel safety evaluation for Iraq in Western Asia

Safety Score: 4,7 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning it is not safe to travel Iraq.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Iraq. Last Update: 2020-07-14 07:22:23

Delve into Al Iskān

The district Al Iskān of Basrah in Basrah District (Muḩāfaz̧at al Başrah) is a subburb in Iraq about 279 mi south-east of Baghdad, the country's capital town.

If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Az Zubayr, Abi al Khasib, Nahiyat `Atbah, Khorramshahr and Al Qurnah. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 47°C / 117 °F

Morning Temperature 36°C / 96 °F
Evening Temperature 46°C / 116 °F
Night Temperature 38°C / 100 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 5%
Air Pressure 998 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Thursday, 16th of July 2020

46°C (114 °F)
38°C (100 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 17th of July 2020

46°C (115 °F)
36°C (97 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Saturday, 18th of July 2020

48°C (118 °F)
40°C (104 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay


3,7 mi
00000 BASRAH

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

idf basrah ond 2011 2012

Published: October 23, 2011
Length: 40:40 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: royce brunner

getting shot at with rockets one night.

Shell's Iraqi energy deal - 11 Nov 08

Published: November 11, 2008
Length: 11:36 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Al Jazeera English

International oil company Shell has signed a $4bn deal to process natural gas at a plant in the Iraqi city of Basra. Mounir Bouaziz, Shell's gas and power vice president for new business...

The knee exam made easy by Dr.Midhat Mohammed, Basra, IRAQ

Published: March 13, 2014
Length: 38:43 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Hassanein Issa

A teaching video about examination of the knee joint for Doctors Done by Dr.Midhat Mohammed Mahdi, M.B.Ch.B , CABS, Assisted Professor of Orthopedic surgery, Medical college, Basra University, ...

جامعة البصرة كلية الاداب الشعائر الحسينيىة في عاشوراء

Published: January 13, 2014
Length: 07:17 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: خالد طالب في قسم اللغة العربية البصرة

جامعة البصرة كلية الاداب البصرة العشار شط العرب كلية الفنون الجميله كلية الادارة والاقتصاد البصر...

Do You Give A Toss?

Published: April 30, 2009
Length: 14:22 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Tothemattresses

Joint Foot Patrol in Thar Allah in Basrah

Published: October 05, 2008
Length: 56:04 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Islam El-sadek

Joint Foot Patrol in Thar Allah in Basrah.

Takeoff from Basrah Internaional Airport اقلاع من مطار البصرة الدولي

Published: March 07, 2009
Length: 45:19 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: AlbasrawiElraqee

اقلاع من مطار البصرة الدولي الى مطار الملكة علياء الدولي- عمان.

Covert support operation with Alpha Company taking back Basra Iraq 2003 after UK & Iraqi forces

Published: June 02, 2010
Length: 24:44 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: DeCuzziRacing

This is my cool history project and is my recreation of a mission that may or may not have actually happened. I have the utmost respect for all our soldiers, so please don't misrepresent my...

Memories of the trip of Antalya

Published: July 10, 2018
Length: 23:02 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Ibrahim Alabadi

Was a nice day

تراي بعد عملية التحوير لراديتر دوج جورني

Published: July 03, 2018
Length: 48:34 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: اتحاد دوج جورني العراق DJIU Dodge Journy Iraq

فريق جورني البصرة.

Videos provided by Youtube are under the copyright of their owners.

Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Basra also written Basrah is the capital of Basra Governorate, in southern Iraq near Kuwait and Iran. It had an estimated population of 952,441 as of 2007, and 2,009,767 as of 2012. Basra is also Iraq's main port, although it does not have deep water access, which is handled at the port of Umm Qasr. The city is part of the historic location of Sumer, the home of Sinbad the Sailor, and a proposed location of the Garden of Eden.

Located at 30.5, 47.8167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Basra, Fertile Crescent, District capitals of Iraq, Amṣar, Cities in Iraq

Ţirād Khurr

Ţirād Khurr is said to be a place (possibly a small suburb, industrial zone, or historic monument) in the city of Basra, in the Basra Governorate province of Iraq. It is said to lie at latitude 30° 33' N, longitude 47° 45' E, and is very near to the Shatt al-Arab waterway. A single online source claims it has a population of approximately 13,300, but the name does not appear on large-scale maps of Basra.

Located at 30.55, 47.75 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Basra Province

Kuwait Medical Association

Kuwait Medical Association was founded in October 1963. It is an establishment which provides and represents all doctors in Kuwait. The Kuwait Medical Association headquarters are in the Kuwait Medical Professionals building.

Located at 30.4831, 47.8089 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Organizations based in Kuwait

Basra International Airport

Basrah International Airport is the second largest international airport in Iraq, and is located in the southern city of Basra.

Located at 30.5489, 47.6625 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Iraq, World War II desert airfields, USAAF Air Transport Command Airfields - Middle East, Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces

Az Zubayr

Az Zubayr or Zubair, is a town in Basra Governorate in Iraq, just south of Basra The name is also sometimes written Az Zubair, Zubair, Zoubair, El Zubair, or Zobier.

Located at 30.3833, 47.7 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Basra Province, Former emirates, District capitals of Iraq

University of Basrah

The University of Basrah is situated in the city of Basra, Iraq. For historic reasons the final -h is retained on Basrah in the name of the university. Founded in 1964 to meet the needs of southern Iraq, the University of Basrah was at first affiliated with the University of Baghdad, but in 1964 it became an independent body.

Located at 30.568, 47.749 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Universities in Iraq, Basra, Educational institutions established in 1964, University of Basrah


Shaibah is the name of a small village and a site of a military airfield near Az Zubayr, 7 miles south west of Basrah in Iraq. It was the site of RAF Shaibah from 1920 until 1956 when it was then handed over to the Iraqi Air Force. 3rd Indian Motor Brigade was reformed as 43rd Lorried Infantry Brigade here in December 1942-February 1943 during the Second World War.

Located at 30.4, 47.6333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Military history of Iraq, Iraq–United Kingdom relations, Populated places in Basra Province

South Oil Company

South Oil Company (SOC) is a national Iraqi company responsible for the oil in the south of Iraq. It is situated in Basrah, Iraq. South oil company is one of the major fundamental formations of the Iraq National Oil Company (INOC). It was the first nucleus and the basis of national direct investment projects in the 1970s, where the SOC was subsidiary to the national company.

Located at 30.4964, 47.7969 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Oil and gas companies of Iraq, Oil companies

Shatt Al-Arab University College

Shatt Al-Arab University College is a private Iraqi university estableshed in 1993 in Basrah in the south of Iraq.

Located at 30.5442, 47.7883 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities in Iraq, Educational institutions established in 1993

Basra Sports City

Basra Sports City is a sports complex in Basra, Southern Iraq.

Located at 30.4403, 47.7808 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Iraq, Stadiums under construction, Basra

Shaibah Air Base

Shaibah Air Base is a former Iraqi Air Force base in the Basrah Governorate of Iraq. It was built in the 1980s for the Iraqi Air Force and abandoned after Operation Desert Storm in 1991. It was captured by Coalition forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Today, refurbished and known as Shaibah Airport, it is a small civilian airfield south of Basara in southeastern Iraq near the Kuwaiti Border, used by light private planes.

Located at 30.4261, 47.6428 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Closed facilities of the United States Air Force in Iraq, Iraqi Air Force bases

Iraqi Oil Tankers Company

Iraqi Oil Tanker Company (IOTC) is the state owned Iraqi company specialized in the ocean transport of crude oil and refined products. It was established in 1972.

Located at 30.4831, 47.8089 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Companies of Iraq, Tanker shipping companies, Shipping companies of Iraq

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
الاسكان, Al Iskān