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Karbala
كربلاء
Karbala al-Muqaddasah
Shi'a Muslims mak their wey tae the Imam Husayn Mosque in Karbala, Iraq in 2008.
Karbala is located in Iraq
Karbala
Karbala
Location in Iraq
Coordinates: 32°37′N 44°02′E / 32.617°N 44.033°E / 32.617; 44.033
Kintra  Iraq
Province Karbala
Population (2003)
 • Total 572,300

Karbala (Arabic: كربلاء‎; BGN: Al-Karbalā’; also referred tae as Karbalā' al-Muqaddasah) is a ceety in Iraq, locatit aboot 100 km (62 mi) soothwast o Baghdad. Karbala is the caipital o Karbala Province, an haes an estimatit population o 572,300 fowk (2003).

The ceety, best kent as the location o the Battle o Karbala (680), is amangst the holiest ceeties for Shia Muslims efter Mecca an Medina. It is hame tae the Imam Hussein Shrine. Karbala is famous as the steid o the martyrdom o Hussein ibn Ali (Imam Hussein), an commemorations are held bi millions o Shias annually tae remember it. Karbala is considered sacred bi baith Shias an Sunni muslims.[1]

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  1. "Karbala and Najaf: Shia holy cities". BBC News. April 20, 2003. 

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