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Explore Al Hillah in Iraq

Al Hillah in the region of Bābil with its 289,709 inhabitants is a place in Iraq - some 61 mi or ( 98 km ) South of Baghdad , the country's capital city .

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Time in Al Hillah is now 12:26 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Baghdad " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Kazim al 'Amash, Karbala, Dalli, Baghdad, and As Samawah. Since you are here already, consider visiting Kazim al 'Amash . We saw some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Al Hillah ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Grandes Civilizaciones: Mesopotamia

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The Jews of Babel

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Interesting facts about this location

2005 Al Hillah bombing

The Al Hillah bombing killed 127 people, chiefly men lining up to join the Iraqi police forces, at the recruiting centre on February 28, 2005 in Al Hillah, Iraq. The bombing caused a worsening of Iraqi-Jordanian diplomatic relations after it was learnt that suicide bomber, Raed Mansour al-Banna, had come from Jordan. Banna's family in Jordan gave him a heroic funeral, angering many Iraqi Shia.

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Located at 32.48 44.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Attacks on marketplaces in Iraq, Foreign relations of Iraq, Foreign relations of Jordan, Iraq–Jordan relations, Mass murder in 2005, Suicide car and truck bombings in Iraq, Terrorist incidents in Iraq in 2005

2007 Al Hillah bombings

The 2007 Al Hillah bombings killed 115 people, mostly Shia Muslims on a pilgrimage, on 6 March 2007 in Al Hillah, Iraq. Two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests joined the huge crowds surging into the city for a traditional religious festival. The attack was just one of a few on a particularly bloody day for Iraq as almost 200 people were killed throughout the country.

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Located at 32.48 44.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Islamic terrorism, Mass murder in 2007, Suicide bombings in Iraq, Terrorist incidents in Iraq in 2007


Hillah, also spelled Hilla or Al Hillah is a city in central Iraq on the Hilla branch of the Euphrates River, 100 km south of Baghdad. The population is estimated at 364,700 in 1998. It is the capital of Babylon Province and is located adjacent to the ancient city of Babylon, and close to the ancient cities of Borsippa and Kish.

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Located at 32.48 44.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Cities in Iraq, District capitals of Iraq, Holy cities, Populated places in Babylon Province, Populated places on the Euphrates River


The Ésagila, a Sumerian name signifying "É (temple) whose top is lofty", was a temple dedicated to Marduk, the protector god of Babylon. It lay south of the ziggurat Etemenanki. In this temple was the cult image inhabited by Marduk, surrounded by cult images of the cities that had fallen under the hegemony of the Babylonian Empire from the 18th century BC; there was also a little lake which was named Abzu by the Babylonian priests.

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Located at 32.53 44.42 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Ancient Near East temples, Babylonia

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one of the wonders that may have been purely legendary. They were purportedly built in the ancient city-state of Babylon, near present-day Al Hillah, Babil province, in Iraq. The Hanging Gardens were not the only World Wonder in Babylon; the city walls and obelisk attributed to Queen Semiramis were also featured in ancient lists of Wonders.

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Located at 32.54 44.43 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Babylon, Babylonian art and architecture, Destroyed landmarks, Fertile Crescent, Gardens in Iraq, Landscape design history, Nebuchadnezzar II, Terraced gardens

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