Al-Qasim, Iraq

Al-Qasim (Arabic: القاسم), formerly known as "Sura" in Aramaic, is a city in Babil Governorate, Iraq. It is located 115 kilometres (71 mi) south of Baghdad.

Al-Qasim
القاسم
Al-Qasim is located in Iraq
Al-Qasim
Al-Qasim
Coordinates: 32°18′5″N 44°41′21″E / 32.30139°N 44.68917°E / 32.30139; 44.68917Coordinates: 32°18′5″N 44°41′21″E / 32.30139°N 44.68917°E / 32.30139; 44.68917
Country Iraq
GovernorateBabil
MunicipalityHashimiya District
Elevation
20 m (70 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total81,500

BackgroundEdit

Al-Qasim is named after Al-Qasim bin Musa al-Kadhim, whose tomb is located there. Al-Qasim subdistrict is about 528 square kilometres (204 sq mi).[1]

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