Najaf Governorate

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karbala
كربلاء
karbala
governorate
Location of karbala
Coordinates: 31°7′N 43°48′E / 31.117°N 43.800°E / 31.117; 43.800Coordinates: 31°7′N 43°48′E / 31.117°N 43.800°E / 31.117; 43.800
Country  Iraq
Capital karbala
Area
 • Total 28,824 km2 (11,129 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,400,000

Najaf Governorate (Arabic: كربلاءAn karbala) (or Najaf Province) is a governorate in southern Iraq. The capital is the city of f. The other major city is Al Kufah. Both cities are holy to Shia Muslims, who form the majority of the population. Prior to 1976 it was part of the Karbala Governorate.

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