Zurbatiyah

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Zurbatiyah
Zurbatiyah is located in Iraq
Zurbatiyah
Zurbatiyah
Coordinates: 33°09′0″N 46°03′0″E / 33.15000°N 46.05000°E / 33.15000; 46.05000Coordinates: 33°09′0″N 46°03′0″E / 33.15000°N 46.05000°E / 33.15000; 46.05000
Country  Iraq
Governorate Wasit
Municipality Badra District
Population (2011)
 • Total 22,400

Zurbatiyah (Arabic: زرباطية‎‎) is a city located in Wasit, Iraq and is a busy port of entry from Iran. It is mainly inhabited by Feyli Kurds and is just across the border from Mehran, Ilam, in Iran.

The Zurbatiyah port of entry, east of Baghdad, is one of Iraq's busiest crossing points. Hundreds of Iranians, mainly pilgrims heading for the Shiite holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, cross the border on foot each day. [1]

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  1. ^ "U.S. Takes Battle Against Iraq Violence to Border". Washington Post. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2009-09-07.