Najaf Governorate

Learn more about Najaf Governorate

Jump to: navigation, search
Najaf
Image:IraqAnNajaf.png
Capital
 • Coordinates
Najaf
 • ~° N ~° E
Population (2003)
 • Density
931,600
 • /km²
Area
28,824 km²
Time zone IST (UTC+3)
Main language(s) Arabic

Najaf province (Arabic: النجف‎, An-Najaf), is a province in the nation of Iraq. The province has an area of 28,824 km². In 2003 it had an estimated population of 931,600 people. Prior to 1976 it was part of the Diwaniya Province, which also included present day Al Muthanna Governorate and Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate.

The capital is the city of Najaf. The other major city is Al Kufah. Both cities are holy to Shiite Muslims, who form the majority of the population.


Views
Personal tools
what is world wizzy?
  • World Wizzy is a static snapshot taken of Wikipedia in early 2007. It cannot be edited and is online for historic & educational purposes only.