Karbala Governorate ( كربلاء) is situated in Central Iraq with its administrative centre in Karbala, a holy city for the Shia. The Imam Husayn Shrine and Al-Abbas Mosque are important shrines in the governorate, and in the country, attracting pilgrims from all over the world.
Population: 1.37 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Al-Hindiya
Main attractions: Imam Husayn Shrine, Memory Islam Museum, City Games Gulls Karbala, Fortress of Al-Ukhaidir, Hindiya Barrage, Lake Razazza
Nearest Airports: Al Najaf International Airport (NJF)
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