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Basrah, Iraq
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Basra is a city in the south of Iraq with a population of 3.8 million, making it the third largest city in the country.  It is Iraq's main port, although it does not have deep water access. 

The Shatt al-Arab (the coast of the Arabs) is a river formed by the confluence of the Euphrates and the Tigris, which flows through Basra and into the Persian Gulf. The last stretch forms the border between Iraq and Iran.

Shatt al-Arab
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