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Discover Najaf in Iraq

Najaf in the region of An Najaf with its 482,576 habitants is a town located in Iraq - some 93 mi or ( 150 km ) South of Baghdad , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Najaf

Local time in Najaf is now 08:58 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Baghdad " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Sha'lan, Sayyid Salih, Qaryat al Bulush, Ad Dasim, and Muhammad al Hajj 'Ulwan ad Da'mi. When in this area, you might want to check out Sha'lan . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Najaf ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Recon Marines in Iraq

9:34 min by ReconScoutSniper8541
Views: 10051 Rating: 4.33

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 ..

ANSAR PARTY LAHORE WITH MALIK ASAD IN MUSSJID-Y-KUFA IRAQ IN 2009 2010

2:57 min by aqeelmehdee
Views: 7986 Rating: 5.00

ANSAR PARTY LAHORE WITH MALIK ASAD IN MUSSJID-Y-KUFA IRAQ IN 2009 2010 karbala pakistan majlis matam noha mola ali AS imam hussain karbala iraq iran matamdari matame ansar party lahore ..


Al-Najaf Province - IRAQ محافظة النجف الأشرف العراقية

6:33 min by urukiiraqi
Views: 778 Rating: 3.67

AL-Najaf province in Iraq is home to the holy city of Najaf which is well-known as the site of the tomb of Imam Ali and it is a great center of pilgrimage from throughout the Shi'a Islamic world. AL-N ..

مزار علامه میرزا علی قاضی

1:01 min by fariborz Zak
Views: 100 Rating: 0.00

Iraq,Najaf city ..


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Interesting facts about this location

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 32.00 44.33 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km 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 32.00 44.31 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km 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

Kumayl ibn Ziyad

Kumayl bin Ziyad an-Nakha'i a companion of Muhammad, and later Ali, the final Sunni Rashidun Caliph and first Shi'a Imam. He is best known for the du'a or supplication in the Shi'a anthologies that bears his name, du'a Kumayl. Kumayl fought alongside Sa'id ibn Jubayr at the battle of Jamājim in 82 AH (699-701 CE) against the provincial governor of the Iraqi region, al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf al-Thaqafi. Kumayl commanded the ‘Battalion of Qur’an Reciters’. The shrine of Kumayl is in Kufa, Iraq.

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Located at 32.01 44.34 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: 7th-century people, Male Sahabah, Sahabah favored by Shias, Shia Muslims

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 32.01 44.33 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Football venues in Iraq

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.

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Located at 31.99 44.40 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Airports in Iraq, Najaf

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Najaf