Karbala Governorate

Karbala Governorate

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Pagename

settlement_type =Governorate
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name =Iraq
subdivision_type1 = Capital
subdivision_name1 = Karbala
latd=32 |latm=27 |latNS=N
longd=43 |longm=48 |longEW=E
population_as_of = 2003
population_total = 724,000
area_total_km2 = 5034
density_km2 =
blank_name=Main language(s)
blank_info= Arabic, Persian

Karbala province ( _ar. كربلاء) is a province in the nation of Iraq. The capital is the city of Karbala, a holy city for Shi'ite Muslims; it houses the shrine of Imam Hussein (AS), a heavily revered figure in Shi'ite Islam. Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan flood into the city to visit the shrine. Karbala is also the 8th of Iraq's 18 governates to be handed over by Coalition forces to full Iraqi government control. [" [http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/US_turns_security_for_Karbala_over_to_Iraqi_forces US turns security for Karbala over to Iraqi forces] ". "Wikinews", October 29, 2007.]

Provincial Government

*Governor: Oqeil al-Khazaali [http://www.iraqupdates.com/p_articles.php/article/27625]
*Deputy Governor: Jawad al-Hasnawi [http://www.iraqupdates.com/p_articles.php/article/23175]
*Provincial Council Chairman (PCC): Abdul al-Al al-Yasseri [http://www.iraqupdates.com/p_articles.php/article/21572]


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