Local nameSamarra Archaeological City
LocationSaladin Governorate, Iraq

Samarra is a city in Iraq. It stands on the east bank of the Tigris in the Saladin Governorate, 125 kilometers north of Baghdad. In 2003 the city had an estimated population of 348,700. During the sectarian violence in Iraq, Samarra was in the "Sunni Triangle" of violence.

In the medieval times, Samarra was the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate and is the only remaining Islamic capital that retains its original plan, architecture and artistic relics. In 2007, UNESCO named Samarra one of its World Heritage Sites.

Tags SettlementArchaeological Site
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Address Iraq

Coordinates 34°21'5.57" N 43°48'45.075" E

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