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Coordinates: 32°39′39″N 44°24′28″E / 32.66083°N 44.40778°E / 32.66083; 44.40778 Al-Mahawil ((Arabic: المحاويل‎‎) also Mahawil, Al Maḩāwīl, Qaḑā’ al Maḩāwīl, and Khān al Mahawīl) is one of a very few Sunni Arab towns in southern Iraq in the Babil Governorate. Before the invasion of Iraq, Sunnis made up the vast majority. Today, they are a shrinking minority of the population due to the influx of Shias from the surrounding countryside.