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Najaf

Najaf
Administration
Full nameAn Najaf
Official nameAn Najaf
Native nameالنجف
CountryIraq
ProvinceNajaf Governorate
Geography
Elevation200 ft (61 m)
Demography
Total Population560000 (2008)
Other information
Time zoneGMT +3 (UTC)
- Summer (DST)+4 (UTC)

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Najaf ( ; BGN: An Najaf) is a city in Iraq about 160 km 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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