Al-Rusafa, Iraq

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Al Rusafa (Arabic: الرصافة) or Rasafa is the half of Baghdad, Iraq, on the eastern side of the river Tigris. The west side of the river is Al Karkh.

In a more limited sense Rusafa is one of the nine administrative districts in Baghdad. This district is the older area on the eastern side of Baghdad; its central commercial area, a center of markets considered one of the four old CBDs of Baghdad (Karkh, Rasafa, A'dhamyya and Kadhmyya).

Neighborhoods of Rusafa district include Bab Al-Moatham and Al-Sa'adoon.

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