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Al Buq in the region of An Najaf is a place located in Iraq - some 99 mi (or 160 km) South of Baghdad, the country's capital.

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Local time in Al Buq is now 06:38 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Sulaichiya, Ad Dasim, Karbala, Baghdad, As Samawah or Al Buq. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Shamia

Al Shamia is a town in Al Qadisyah Governorate of Iraq Shamia is also the name of a ferry in Bangladesh that sunk in Meghna River with around 600 people dead in the worst ferry disaster of the country. Shamia is the Arabic word for Popcorn.

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Located at 31.91, 44.51 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Qadisiyyah Province

Kufa

Kufa is a city in Iraq, about 170 kilometres south of Baghdad, and 10 kilometres northeast of Najaf. It is located on the banks of the Euphrates River. The estimated population in 2003 was 110,000. Along with Samarra, Karbala, Kadhimiya and Najaf, Kufa is one of five Iraqi cities that are of great importance to Shia Muslims. The city was the final capital of ʿAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, and was founded within the first hundred years of the 622 Hijra.

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Located at 31.91, 44.51 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:Amṣar, Capitals of caliphates, Kufa

Najaf

Najaf is a city in Iraq about 160 km (roughly 100 miles) south of Baghdad. Its estimated population in 2008 is 560,000 people. It is the capital of Najaf Governorate. It is widely considered the third holiest city of Shi'a Islam and the center of Shia political power in Iraq.

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Located at 31.91, 44.51 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:791 establishments, Cities in Iraq, District capitals of Iraq, Fertile Crescent, Holy cities, Najaf, Populated places established in the 8th century, Shia holy cities

Battle of Najaf (2004)

The Battle of Najaf was fought between United States and Iraqi forces on one side and the Islamist Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr on the other in the Iraqi city of Najaf in August 2004.

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Located at 31.91, 44.51 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:2004 in Iraq, Battles of the Iraq War in 2004, Battles of the Iraq War involving Iraq, Battles of the Iraq War involving the United States, Conflicts in 2004, Najaf, United States Marine Corps in the Iraq War, Urban warfare

An-Najaf Stadium

An Najaf Stadium, is a multi-use stadium in Najaf, Iraq. It is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Najaf football club. The stadium holds 12,000 people.

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Located at 31.91, 44.51 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in Iraq