Hayy Al-Jami'a

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Hayy Al-Jami'a (Arabic: حي الجامعة‎) is a neighborhood in the Mansour district of Baghdad, Iraq.

The neighborhood was originally created during the mid-1960s, to provide housing for university professors. This is the origin of its name, since "Jamia" means "University" in Arabic. Hence, its full name is "Hay Al-Jamia" or "University Neighborhood".

During the recent sectarian troubles that plagued Baghdad, Hay Al-Jamiá became one of the primary troubled areas in Western Baghdad, to the point that during the period (late 2006 - early 2007), the whole neighbourhood became a de facto "ghost town". However, after the return of security in 2008, it has regained much of its former vitality.

Geography[edit]

It is bordered by the following neighborhoods: Al-Adil to the North, Al-Mansur and Al-Dawoodi to the East, Al-Shurta to the South, and Al-Khadraa and Al-Ghazaliah to the West.

Transport[edit]

Al-Rabiaa Street (Arabic: شارع الربيع‎) is a major access road and the main market area, and passes from north to south in the eastern half of Al-Jami'a.

Coordinates: 31°19′0″N 44°18′40″E / 31.31667°N 44.31111°E / 31.31667; 44.31111