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Al Habbaniyah or Habbaniya (Arabic: الحبانية‎) is a city in Al-Anbar Province, in central Iraq. A military airfield, RAF Habbaniya, was the site of a battle in 1941, during World War II. Lake Habbaniyah is also nearby.

Al-Habbaniyah
الحبانية
Habbaniyah
Al-Habbaniyah is located in Iraq
Al-Habbaniyah
Al-Habbaniyah
Coordinates: 33°22′55″N 43°34′38″E / 33.38194°N 43.57722°E / 33.38194; 43.57722
Country  Iraq
Province Al-Anbar
Time zone GMT+3 (UTC+3)
Postal code 31008

On 25 May 1941, Second Battalion of the Fourth Gurkha Rifles (2/4 GR), forming part of 10 Indian Infantry Division, was airlifted to reinforce and secure Habbaniyah, which was a Royal Air Force airfield under threat from Iraqi ground troops and the German Luftwaffe, located in Mosul, and Baghdad.[1] It has 74,217 citizens.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Habbaniyah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(60)
18
(65)
23
(73)
30
(86)
37
(98)
41
(106)
44
(111)
44
(111)
41
(105)
33
(92)
24
(76)
17
(63)
31
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(39)
6
(42)
9
(48)
14
(58)
20
(68)
23
(73)
26
(78)
25
(77)
21
(70)
16
(60)
11
(51)
6
(42)
15
(59)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
28
(1.1)
10
(0.4)
3
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
130
(5)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Col Mackay, JN, compilers, JN (1952). "II". In Lieutenant Colonel CG Borrowman, CG. History of the 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles, 1938–1948, vol III (29-43 ed.). London: William Blackwood. pp. 22–31. 
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Habbaniyah, Iraq". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates: 33°22′N 43°34′E / 33.367°N 43.567°E / 33.367; 43.567