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ID: 7016465
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Basra (inhabited place)  Basra (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 30 29 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 30.4833  decimal degrees
Long: 047 49 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 47.8167  decimal degrees

Note: Flourished as Abbasside center; taken by Turks 1668; declined as trade center, but revived during World War I; occupied by British in World War II; became important for transshipment of supplies to Turkey & Soviet Union.

Names:
Al-Baṣrah (preferred,C,V)
Bosrâ (C,V)
Bostra (C,V)
Busrâ (C,V)
Bosra (C,O)
Al Basrah (C,O)
Basra (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Bussora (C,O)
Bussorah (C,O)
Busra (H,V)
Busrah (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Iraq (nation)  ........  Iraq (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Al Başrah (governorate)  ............  Al Başrah (governorate) (P)
Hierarchy of Basra (inhabited place)  ................  Basra (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 638 by Caliph Omar I
city (C)
administrative center (C)
commercial center (C)
educational center (C)
port (C)
regional capital (C)
archiepiscopal see (H)
fort (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Al-Baṣrah..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 945
Al Basrah..........  [VP]
....................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
Basra..........  [VP]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 81
Bosra..........  [BHA]
..............  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Bosrâ..........  [GRLPSC]
..............  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
Bostra..........  [BHA, GRLPSC]
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
Busrâ..........  [GRLPSC]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
Busra..........  [BHA, VP]
..............  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..............  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 121
Busrah..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 121
Bussora..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 121
Bussorah..........  [VP]
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 121
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 81
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) I, 945
..................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 338
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 121
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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