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Kufa in the region of An Najaf is a town in Iraq - some 90 mi (or 145 km) South of Baghdad, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Kufa is now 10:05 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Sha'lan, Sulaichiya, Qaryat al Bulush, Karbala, Baghdad or Qaryat al Barakiyah. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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02:57 min ( January 20, 2009 by aqeelmehdee)
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Recon Marines in Iraq

09:34 min ( July 01, 2011 by ReconScoutSniper8541)
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This is my plt's (A Co, 2nd Plt, 1st Recon) deployment montage from our 2004 trip to Iraq. I had to cut the video short but oh well. Enjoy. Thanks to Jonathan Kelly for making the video. Music in the ...


07:49 min ( October 20, 2009 by nomorenarcissism)
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What do you get when you combine greedy traitors at General Dynamic Land Systems (GDLS) with weak-ego, narcissists who gobble up whatever BS fed them by the Army bureaucracy? LOTS OF WHEELED TRUCK, VI...

01-Dec-2011 Details of Ziarat of Najaf a...

08:00 min ( May 17, 2012 by hussaini110786)
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01-Dec-2011 Details of Ziarat of Najaf and Kufa - Maulana Waseem Abbas describing them in bus

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Interesting facts about this location

Great Mosque of Kufa

The Great Mosque of Kufa, or Masjid al-Kūfa,or Masjid-al-Azam located in Kūfa, Iraq, is one of the earliest mosques in Islam. The mosque, built in the 7th century, contains the remains of Muslim ibn ‘Aqīl - first cousin of Husayn ibn ‘Alī, his companion Hānī ibn ‘Urwa, and the revolutionary Mukhtār al-Thaqafī.

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Located at 32.03, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:7th-century mosques, Arabic architecture, Islamic architecture, Islamic holy places, Kufa, Mausoleums in Iraq, Mosques in Iraq, Muhammad family, Shia Islam in Iraq, Shia mosques, Shrines, Twelvers, Visitor attractions in Iraq, Ziyarat


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 32.03, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Amṣar, Capitals of caliphates, Kufa

Al Najaf International Airport

Al Najaf International Airport is the airport serving Najaf, Iraq, and is located on the eastern side of the city. Formerly a military airbase, the facility consists of one asphalt runway 3,000 metres long and 70 metres wide. The airport is expanding to provide four departure gates, two arrival gates, immigration and passenger services.

More reading: Al Najaf International Airport homepage
Located at 32.03, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Iraq, Najaf

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 32.03, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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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 32.03, 44.4 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 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