Najaf Governorate
Najaf Governorate (or Najaf Province) is a province
Governorates of Iraq
||Iraq is composed of 18 provinces :#Baghdād #Salāh ad-Dīn #Diyālā #Wāsit #Maysān #Al-Basrah #Dhī Qār #Al-Muthannā #Al-Qādisiyyah...

 in southern Iraq
Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....

. The capital is the city of Najaf
Najaf is a city in Iraq about 160 km south of Baghdad. Its estimated population in 2008 is 560,000 people. It is the capital of Najaf Governorate...

. The other major city is Al Kufah. Both cities are holy to Shi'ah Muslims, who form the majority of the population. Prior to 1976 it was part of the Diwaniya Province, which also included present day Al Muthanna Governorate and Al-Qādisiyyah Governorate.

Provincial Government

  • Governor: Asaad Abu Gilel al-Taie
    Asaad Abu Gilel al-Taie
    Asaad Abu Gilel al-Taie is the SCIRI governor of Najaf province, in Iraq. He has Finnish citizenship, because he and his family have lived there as refugees since the 1990s.- References :...

  • Deputy Governor: Abd al-Husayn Abtan
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