Area 5,034 km²
University University of Karbala
Local time Friday 12:43 PM
|Population 1.067 million (7 Jan 2011)|
Weather 23°C, Wind E at 8 km/h, 34% Humidity
Points of interest Imam Husayn Shrine, Al‑Ukhaidir Fortress, Khan text, الحيرة Al‑Hirah, AL‑Tar Caves
Karbala Governorate (Arabic: كربلاء Karbalāʾ) is a governorate in central Iraq. Its administrative center is the city of Karbala, a holy city for Shia Muslims for housing the shrine of the revered Imam Hussein. The population is over 99.6% Shia. The governorate includes part of the artificial Lake Milh.