Najaf Governorate

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Najaf Governorate

محافظة النجف

Najaf Province
Location of Najaf Governorate
Coordinates: 31°7′N 43°48′E / 31.117°N 43.800°E / 31.117; 43.800Coordinates: 31°7′N 43°48′E / 31.117°N 43.800°E / 31.117; 43.800
Country  Iraq
Capital Najaf
 • Governor Luay al-Yassiry[1]
 • Total 28,824 km2 (11,129 sq mi)
 • Total 1,400,000
HDI (2017) 0.689[2]

Najaf Governorate (Arabic: النجف‎, translit. an-Najaf) or Najaf Province is a governorate in central and 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.

Provincial Government



  1. ^ "Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi receives the Governor of Najaf". Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ " - najafmc Resources and Information". Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ " - najafmc Resources and Information". Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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