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Karbala in the region of Karbalāʼ with it's 434,450 residents is a city in Iraq - some 55 mi (or 88 km) South-West of Baghdad, the country's capital.

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Current time in Karbala is now 04:27 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Baghdad" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Qaryat al Haswah, Qasr as Sayyid Qasim, Qaryat Hasan Bin Farhud, Muhammad Yasin, Nahiyat al Husayniyah or Yusuf 'Ali. While being here, make sure to check out Sulaymaniyah, Qal'at Sayyid Muhammad, Karbala, Hajj Kazim, Arab Hamid Hamzah and Qaryat al Farashiyah as well. 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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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

16°C / 61 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 6°C / 42 °F
Evening Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Night Temperature 7°C / 45 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 85%
Air Pressure 1032.1 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Thursday, 21st of February 2019
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 18°C (64 °F)
Night: 9°C (48 °F)
Friday, 22nd of February 2019
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Light rain Day: 18°C (65 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)
Saturday, 23rd of February 2019
Moderate rain, light breeze, clear sky.
Moderate rain Day: 17°C (63 °F)
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Karbala Province - IRAQ

04:55 min ( July 24, 2012 by urukiiraqi)
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Karbala province in Iraq holds a significant religious importance for millions of Shi'a Muslims worldwide and home to the holy city of Karbala where imam Husayn ibn Ali, grandson of the Islamic prophe...

Shababul Momineen (Nasir Asgher) Karbala...

01:30 min ( December 05, 2012 by SHAHBAAZALI)
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Shababul Momineen (Nasir Asgher) Karbala 2012 1434 Juloos Matamdari 8th night of Muharram Mein Veeer asran rulya ghazi tere baghair

09-Dec-2011 Karbala Youm-e-Tadfeen Tribe...

09:11 min ( May 20, 2012 by hussaini110786)
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09-Dec-2011 Karbala Youm-e-Tadfeen Tribes of Bani Asad reach for burial of shohadas, a ritual commemorated on 13th Muharram every year in Karbala where women and children of Bani Asad Tribe remembers ...

06-Dec-2011 Tanzanian Group taking out p...

12:24 min ( May 15, 2012 by hussaini110786)
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06-Dec-2011 Tanzanian Group taking out procession in Karbala on night of Shame Ghariban following Aashoora

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Interesting facts about this location


Karbala is a city in Iraq, located about 100 km southwest of Baghdad. Karbala is the capital of Karbala Governorate, and has an estimated population of 572,300 people (2003). The city, best known as the location of the Battle of Karbala (680), is amongst the holiest cities for Shia Muslims after Mecca and Medina. It is home to the Imam Hussein Shrine.

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Located at 32.62, 44.02 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Cities in Iraq, District capitals of Iraq, Fertile Crescent, Holy cities, Karbala, Populated places in Karbala Province, Shia holy cities

Imam Husayn Shrine

The Shrine of Hussein ibn Ali is one of the oldest mosques in the world and a holy site of Shiism in the city of Karbala, Iraq. It stands on the site of the grave of Hussein ibn Ali, the second grandson of Muhammad, near the place where he was killed during the Battle of Karbala in 680 C.E.. The tomb of Hussein ibn Ali is one of the holiest places for Shias outside of Mecca and Medina, and many make pilgrimages to the site.

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Located at 32.62, 44.02 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:7th-century mosques, Buildings and structures in Karbala, Dawoodi Bohras, Hussein ibn Ali, Mosques in Iraq, Safavid architecture, Shia shrines

Al Abbas Mosque

The Al-‘Abbās Mosque or Masjid al-‘Abbās is the mausoleum of ‘Abbās ibn ‘Alī, located across from the Imām Husayn Mosque in Karbalā, Iraq. ‘Abbās was the brother of Hasan and Husayn, and was the flag-bearer for Husayn in the Battle of Karbalā. The distance between the shrines of ‘Abbās and Husayn, are the same as the distance between the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwah. Environmental effects over the years have caused the Euphrates river to change direction.

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Located at 32.62, 44.02 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:17th-century mosques, Buildings and structures in Karbala, Mausoleums in Iraq, Mosques in Iraq, Safavid architecture, Shia mosques, Shrines in Iraq, Twelvers, Ziyarat

2003 attack on Karbala

The 2003 attack on Karbala was an unsuccessful strike on the Iraqi Republican Guard Medina Division by the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Medina Division was mostly deployed along the Karbala gap, west of the city of Karbala itself. The Iraqi Division was targeted as it was the best equipped Iraqi unit, and its destruction would negatively affect Iraqi military morale.

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Located at 32.62, 44.02 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Aircraft shootdown incidents, Airstrikes, Battles of the Iraq War in 2003, Military operations of the Iraq War involving Iraq, Military operations of the Iraq War involving the United States


Al-Hindiya or Hindiya is a city in Iraq on the Euphrates River. Nouri al Maliki went to school there in his younger days. Al-Hindiya is located in the Kerbala Governorate. The city used to be known as Tuwairij, which gives name to the "Tuwairij run" that takes place here every year as part of the Mourning of Muharram on the Day of Ashura.

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Located at 32.62, 44.02 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:District capitals of Iraq, Populated places in Karbala Province