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Liberation Square, Baghdad

Liberation Square (Arabic: ساحة التحرير) is located in central Baghdad at the intersection of al-Sadoun Street and the Jamhouriyya Bridge Road. Liberation Square is Baghdad's biggest and most central square located in the Al-Rusafa part of the city on the eastern banks of the River Tigris.

Liberation Square
City square
LocationAl-Sadoun Street and Jamhouriyya Bridge
Baghdad, Iraq

DescriptionEdit

Known as Tahrir Square locally, the square consists of open public spaces with the Ummah Garden, situated behind the square. It is home to a major monument which commemorates the 1958 establishment of the Republic of Iraq. The monument, known as Nasb al-Hurriyah celebrates Iraqi history by depicting key events leading up to the creation of a republic. The monument, designed by the leading Iraqi sculptor Jawad Saleem and architect, Rifat Chadirji, opened in 1961.[1]

 
The Freedom Monument with Liberation Square in the background

EventsEdit

Tahrir Square was reported as being the epicentre of the unrest of the October 2019 Iraqi protests.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reynolds, D.F., The Cambridge Companion to Modern Arab Culture,Cambridge University Press, 2015, p. 199
  2. ^ "Iraq protests: Capital Baghdad blocked as unrest escalates". BBC. 3 November 2019.

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