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Al-Hindiya or Hindiya (Arabic: الهندية) is a city in Iraq on the Euphrates River. Al-Hindiya is located in the Kerbala Governorate and is the seat of Al-Hindiya District. The city used to be known as Tuwairij (Arabic: طويريج), which gives name to the "Tuwairij run" (Arabic: ركضة طويريج) that takes place here every year as part of the Mourning of Muharram on the Day of Ashura. It has 57,490 citizens.
The city was founded in 1793 AD by "Yahya Asif Al-Dawla Bahadur Al-Hindi" (يحيى آصف الدولة بهادر الهندي), who was a vizier of Bahadur Shah Zafar. The vizier funded digging a canal on the Euphrates to provide drinkable water for the region.
Nouri al Maliki went to school there in his younger days. The urologist and transplantation surgeon, "Muneer Abdul-Munim Al-Ali" was born there.
- "1 million pilgrims perform Tuwairij rush in Karbala". Aswat al-Iraq. 27 December 2009. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
- مجلة التراث الشعبي - العدد الأول - سنة 2002 (in Arabic)
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