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Top 10 Places You Did Not Know Existed 2014 #5

Baba Gurgur – #5

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Baba Gurgur - photo from Wikipedia

Baba Gurgur – photo from Wikipedia

Baba Gurgur, located in northern Iraq, was considered the largest oil field in the entire world until 1948. While known for holding one of the largest amounts of oil, it is also known for its Eternal Fire. Its “eternal” burning flames are a result of the emission of natural gas.

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  • hattra

    I’ve actually seen this, back in the days when you didn’t need a tank and body armour to visit – it was close to the Kirkuk golf course if I recall correctly


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