|Residents||1,200,600 (as of 2008)|
|density||42 inhabitants per km²|
Coordinates: 31 ° 0 ' N , 44 ° 0' E
An-Najaf or al-Najaf ( Arabic النجف, DMG an-Naǧaf ) is a governorate in southern Iraq . The capital is the city of the same name, Najaf . An-Najaf borders on al-Anbar , al-Muthanna , Kerbela , Babil and al-Qadisiya as well as on Saudi Arabia .
The population of the governorate is about 1,200,600 (as of 2008), of which about 70% live in the capital Najaf.
In an-Najaf, the city is Kufa (founded 638), which was once a major cultural center and capital of the Abbasid - Caliphate was.
The districts are:
On October 15, 2005, of 299,420 voters, 95.82% voted yes for the new constitution.