Najaf

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Najaf (Arabic: ٱلنَّجَف‎) or Al-Najaf al-Ashraf (Arabic: ٱلنَّجَف ٱلْأَشْرَف‎), also known as Baniqia (Arabic: بَانِيقِيَا‎) is a city in central Iraq about 160 km (100 mi) south of Baghdad. Its estimated population in 2013 was 1,000,000 people. It is the capital of Najaf Governorate. It is widely considered the third holiest city of Shia Islam (after Mecca and Medina), the Shi'ite world's spiritual capital, and the center of Shi'ite political power in Iraq.

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