Sawad was the name used in early Islamic times (7th–12th centuries) for the southern Iraq. It means "black land" and refers to the stark contrast between the alluvial plain of Mesopotamia and the Arabian desert.
Latitude: 15° 15' 60.00" N
Longitude: 44° 13' 60.00" E
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