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Karbala Destination Guide

Delve into Karbala in Iraq

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

Interactive map of Karbala

Current time in Karbala is now 11:54 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Baghdad " with a 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, and Nahiyat al Husayniyah. While being here, make sure to check out Qaryat al Haswah . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Karbala ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

فندق القصر - كربلاء المقدسه Al-Qasir Hotel Karbala Iraq

2:32 min by AlQasir1
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Just 1 minutes' walk from imam abbas, This 4-star hotel offers modern en suite rooms with a flat-screen satellite TV. It also has a restaurant, The restaurant at the Al-Qasi Hotel is inside. The loung ..

Irak - Karbala - Obrona City Hall 2004

0:58 min by c3555
Views: 3098 Rating: 4.50

Nocna wymiana ognia Polskiego Kontyngentu Wojskowego podczas obrony City Hall w 2004 ..


Karbala Province - IRAQ محافظة كربلاء العراقية

4:55 min by urukiiraqi
Views: 1589 Rating: 5.00

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 ..

Tavaloode Ghamar Bani Haashem

2:14 min by Timsar81
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The anniversary birth of Abalfazl, Son of Imam Ali (AS) and Omol Banin. Hazrat e Abbas was half brother of Imam Hussein (AS) which were martyred in Karbala, Iraq. ..


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Interesting facts about this location

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 44.03 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 7th-century mosques, Buildings and structures in Karbala, Dawoodi Bohras, Hussein ibn Ali, Mosques in Iraq, Safavid architecture, Shia shrines

Karbala

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 44.03 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Cities in Iraq, District capitals of Iraq, Fertile Crescent, Holy cities, Karbala, Populated places in Karbala Province, Shia holy cities

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 44.04 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km 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

University of Karbala

The University of Karbala is an university located in the city of Karbala, Iraq. The university was founded in 2002.

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Located at 32.61 44.00 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Universities in Iraq

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 32.63 43.93 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km 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

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Karbala