Sāmarrā (Arabic: سامَرّاء‎) is a ceety in Iraq. It staunds on the east bank o the Tigris in the Saladin Province, 125 kilometer (78 mi) north o Baghdad an, in 2003, haed an estimatit population o 348,700.[1]

Sāmarrā'

سامَراء

Samarra
Ceety
Minaret at the Great Mosque o Samarra
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Coordinates: 34°11′54″N 43°52′27″E / 34.19833°N 43.87417°E / 34.19833; 43.87417
Kintra Iraq
ProvinceSaladin Province
Population
 (2003 est[1])
 • Total348,700
Offeecial nameSamarra Airchaeological Ceety
TeepCultural
Criteriaii, iii, iv
Designatit2007 (33rd session)
Reference no.276
State Pairty Iraq
RegionArab States
Endangered2007–present

The offeecial name as referencit bi coins wis the Arabic phrase “Surra man ra’a” (Arabic: سر من رأى‎), which translates tae “who sees it rejoices”. But in vernacular it wis ayes cried Samarra.

In 2007, UNESCO namit Samarra ane of its Warld Heritage Steids.[2]

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://hhcom1.co.cc/english/Salah-Al-Din.html
  2. "Unesco names World Heritage sites". BBC News. 28 Juin 2007. Retrieved 23 Mey 2010.