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Wadi-us-Salaam (Arabic وادي السلام ; Valley o Peace) is an Islamic cemetery, locatit in Shiite holy ceety o Najaf, Iraq. It is reputit tae be the lairgest cemetery in the warld.[1] It is estimatit maire than hauf a million corpse are interred in the cemetery each year.[2] The cemetery covers 1485.5 acres (6 km²) an contains millions o bodies.

The cemetery haulds the graves o mony Islamic prophets, an is locatit near the Shrine o Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, the first Shia Imam an fowert Sunni Caliph. Thus, nearly aw Shi'as in Iraq request that thay be buriet in this cemetery.

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  1. Hala Mundhir Fattah; Frank Caso (2009). A brief history of Iraq. Infobase Publishing. p. 140. ISBN 9780816057672. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  2. Michael Dumper; Bruce E. Stanley (2007). Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: a historical encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 269. ISBN 9781576079195. Retrieved 18 October 2010.

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Coordinates: 32°00′18″N 44°18′54″E / 32.00500°N 44.31500°E / 32.00500; 44.31500