Al-Shu'ala

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Al-Shu'ala

حي الشعلة

Hayy Al-Shu'ala
Neighborhood
Nickname(s): 
Madinat Al-Noor Shu'lat Al-Sadrain
CountryIraq
GovernorateBaghdad Governorate
Established date1960
Time zoneUTCUTC +3
Postal code
5789
Area code(s)+964

Al-Shu'ala is a lower middle class district of Baghdad, Iraq. It is heavily populated and its inhabitants are working class families of limited income. There is a Shiite majority of nearly 99%, while the remaining population is Sunni.

Al-Shu'ala features a canal that stretches from the far east of the city to the west called, al Mashrou' (المشروع).

Al-Shu'ala contains 27 sectors, including Al shu'ala (الشعلة), Al rahmaniyya (الرحمانية), Al dawanim (الدوانم), Um najm (أم نجم), Al jawadain (الجوادين), Al salamiyat (السلاميات), Al sabiyat (الصابيات), Al dahna (الدهنة) and Al khateeb (الخطيب).