Hīt

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Heet
Arabic: هيت
Heet is located in Iraq
Heet
Heet
Coordinates: 33°38′42″N 42°49′35″E / 33.64500°N 42.82639°E / 33.64500; 42.82639Coordinates: 33°38′42″N 42°49′35″E / 33.64500°N 42.82639°E / 33.64500; 42.82639
Country  Iraq
Province Al-Anbar
Population (2003)
 • Total 105,825
Time zone GMT+3 (UTC+3)

Hīt (Arabic: هيت‎) is an Iraqi city in Al-Anbar province. Hīt lies northwest of Ramadi, the provincial capital.

On the Euphrates River, Hīt is a small walled town built on two mounds on the site of the ancient city of Is; bitumen wells in the vicinity have been utilized for at least 3,000 years and were used in the building of Babylon. Hīt is a marketplace for agricultural produce and oil pipelines to the Mediterranean Sea cross the Euphrates there. It was regarded as the head of navigation on the river before the decline in river traffic.[1]

As of December 13, 2014, the city is under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hīt". The New Encyclopædia Britannica V. Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 1980. p. 66. 
  2. ^ http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/12/13/isil-al-wafa-attack.html