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Najaf Governorate

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Najaf Governorate

بغداد Governorate
Najaf Province
Location of بغداد Governorate
Country  Iraq
Capital Najaf
 • Total 28,824 km2 (11,129 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 1,400,000

Najaf Governorate (Arabic: النجفAn Najaf) (or Najaf Province) is a governorate in southern Iraq. The capital is the city of Najaf. The other major city is Al Kufah. Both cities are holy to Shia Muslims, who form the majority of the population. Prior to 1976 it was part of the Karbala Governorate.

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