Baqubah

Baqubah (Arabic: بعقوبة‎; BGN: Ba‘qūbah; also spelled Baquba and Baqouba, all meaning "Jacob's house") is the capital of Iraq's Diyala Governorate.

The city is located some 50 km (31 mi) to the northeast of Baghdad, on the Diyala River. In 2003 it had an estimated population of some 467,900 people.

Baqubah served as a way station between Baghdad and Khorasan on the medieval Silk Road. During the Abbasid Caliphate, it was known for its date and fruit orchards, irrigated by the Nahrawan Canal. Situated on the main road and rail routes between Baghdad and Iran it is a centre of trade for agricultural produce. It is now known as the centre of Iraq's commercial orange groves.

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