Qalat Sukkar

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This article is about the Iraqi commercial center south of Kut. For the Iraqi village near Larsa, see Qalat Sukar.
Qalat Sukkar
قلعة سكر
Qal‘at es Sikkar
Qalat Sukkar is located in Iraq
Qalat Sukkar
Qalat Sukkar
Location in Iraq
Coordinates: 31°51′32″N 46°04′38″E / 31.85889°N 46.07722°E / 31.85889; 46.07722
Country Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq
Governorate Dhi Qar Governorate
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 19,942
Bridge over the Gharraf Canal at Qalat Sukkar

Qalat Sukkar (Qal`at es Sikar) (Arabic:قلعة سكر ) is a town in the Dhi Qar Governorate, Iraq, located on the Gharraf Canal. It has a population of 19,942.[1]

Qalat Sukkar is now a commercial city, living on trade and agriculture.[citation needed]


During the Iraq War, the Qalat Sukkar Airfield was occupied by the US Marines and called Camp Fenway.[2]


  1. ^ a b ""Đī Qār: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population:Qal'at Sukkar" World Gazetteer". Archived from the original on 5 January 2013.  World Gazetteer, accessed 19 February 2009
  2. ^ "Charlie Company Leads BLT into Northern Iraq" in Kennedy, Christopher M. (2006) U.S. Marines in Iraq, 2003 Anthology and Annotated Bibliography History Division, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C., p. 97, OCLC 81149577

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Coordinates: 31°51′32″N 46°04′38″E / 31.85889°N 46.07722°E / 31.85889; 46.07722