Al-Rusafa or Al-Rasafa is one of the nine administrative districts in , , on the eastern side of the . It is one of the old quarters of Baghdad, situated in the heart of the city, and is home to a number of public squares housing important monumental artworks.

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Archaeological site
, inscribed Di-ni-ik-tumKI, was a middle bronze-age town located somewhere in the lower Diyala region of Mesopotamia, on the river downstream from Upi and close to the northern border of Elam.

is an all-seater multi-purpose stadium in . is situated 4 km west of Al-Rusafa. Photo: Kari0t, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Al-Shaheed Monument, also known as the Martyr's Memorial, is a monument designed by Iraqi sculptor Ismail Fatah Al Turk and situated in the capital, . is situated 4 km northwest of Al-Rusafa. Photo: Mimi.arashi, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Al Air Base is a major Iraqi Air Force base on the south east outskirts of , in the of .It is located approximately 11 kilometers southeast of downtown . is situated 4½ km south of Al-Rusafa.

Localities in the Area

or Baghdad Al-Jidida is one of nine administrative districts in , .


33.3159° or 33° 18' 57.1" north
44.4772° or 44° 28' 38" east
Open Location Code
40 metres (131 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 4379103013
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: الرصافة
  • Arabic: الرصافة، العراق
  • Arabic: الرصافه، العراق
  • Catalan: Al-Rusafa
  • Cebuano: Al Rusafa
  • Dutch: Rusafa
  • English: Al-Rusafa, Iraq
  • English: Al-Rusafah, Baghdad
  • English: Rusafa
  • Esperanto: Al-Rusafa
  • French: Rusafa
  • Greek: Ρουσάφα
  • Italian: Rusafa
  • Japanese: アル=ルサーファ
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Al-Rusafa i Irak
  • Persian: الرصافه (عراق)
  • Persian: رصافه
  • Russian: Эр-Расафа
  • Spanish: Al-Rusafa
  • Spanish: Rusafa
  • Spanish: al-Rasafa
  • Spanish: al-Rusafah
  • Swedish: Rusafa(distrikt)
  • Swedish: Rusafa
  • Urdu: الرصافہ (عراق)
  • Urdu: الرصافہ، عراق
  • Qada Al Resafa

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