Salman Pak (Arabic: سلمان باك, Persian: سلمان پاک), meaning "Salman the Pure", is a city located approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Baghdad near a peninsula formed by a broad eastward bend of the Tigris River. It is named after Salman the Persian, a companion of Muhammad buried in the city.

Salman Pak
Arabic: سلمان باك
Persian: سلمان پاک
city
US troops tour Salman Pak's famous Taq Kasra, the largest single-span vault of unreinforced brickwork in the world and the only visible remaining structure of the ancient city of Ctesiphon
US troops tour Salman Pak's famous Taq Kasra, the largest single-span vault of unreinforced brickwork in the world and the only visible remaining structure of the ancient city of Ctesiphon
Salman Pak is located in Iraq
Salman Pak
Salman Pak
Coordinates: 33°06′N 44°35′E / 33.100°N 44.583°E / 33.100; 44.583Coordinates: 33°06′N 44°35′E / 33.100°N 44.583°E / 33.100; 44.583
Country Iraq
GovernorateBaghdad
DistrictAl-Mada'in
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 • Total117,500

The city overlaps with the ancient metropolis of Al-Mada'in, which includes the ruins of ancient Ctesiphon and ancient Seleucia.

It is also quite close to the Salman Pak facility, an Iraqi military installation which was a key center of Saddam Hussein's biological and chemical weapons programs though none found.[1] The site included training grounds used by Iraqi intelligence to direct Special Operations Forces.

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