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.
|Location||Al-Sadoun Street and Jamhouriyya Bridge|
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.
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