Basrah Tourism, Iraq

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Basra, also al-Baṣrah (Arabic: البصرة‎‎), is an Iraqi city located on the Shatt al-Arab between Kuwait and Iran. It had an estimated population of 1.5 million in 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, one of the ports from which Sinbad the Sailor journeyed, and a proposed location of the Garden of Eden. It played an important role in early Islamic history and was built in 636 (14 AH). Basra is consistently one of the hottest cities in Iraq, with summer temperatures regularly exceeding 50 °C (122 °F).

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Basrah in Iraq. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Basrah like a local. A vacation to Basrah can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Basrah*

  • Pollution Statistics in Basrah

    Know the pollution level of Basrah before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 91.67 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 83.33 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 83.33 (Very High)
  • Basrah: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Basrah for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Basrah.

    • Burglary and Theft 81.25 (Very High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 68.75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 93.75 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 81.25 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 75 (High)
    • Attacks 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.25 (Moderate)
  • Living in Basrah - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 31.51 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 98.85 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 62.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.7 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Basrah

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Basrah

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.14 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.69 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 61.84 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 42.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 57.17 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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