Karbala Governorate

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Karbala Governorate

محافظة كربلاء

Karbala Province
Location of Karbala Governorate
Coordinates: 32°27′N 43°48′E / 32.450°N 43.800°E / 32.450; 43.800Coordinates: 32°27′N 43°48′E / 32.450°N 43.800°E / 32.450; 43.800
Country Iraq
 • GovernorAqil Al-Turaihi[1]
 • Total5,034 km2 (1,944 sq mi)
(2013 [2])
 • Total1,370,000
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
HDI (2017)0.689[3]

Karbala Governorate (Arabic: كربلاءKarbalāʾ) is a governorate in central Iraq. Its administrative center is the city of Karbala, a holy city for Shia Muslims for housing the shrine of the revered Imam Hussein. The population is 100% Shia.[4] The governorate includes part of the artificial Lake Milh.

Provincial Government[edit]

  • Governor: Aqil Al-Turaihi
  • Deputy Governor: Jawad al-Hasnawi [1]
  • Provincial Council Chairman (PCC): Abdul al-Al al-Yasseri [2]



  1. ^ "Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi received the governor of Karbala Mr.Aqil Al-Turaihi and the head of the provincial council Mr. Nasayif Jassim Al-Khitabi". pmo.iq. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Iraq: Governorates, Cities, Towns, Municipal Districts - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ http://www.iau-iraq.org/reports/IOM_Kerbala.pdf[permanent dead link]