Fallujah

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Fallujah
ٱلْفَلُّوجَة
الفلوجة.jpg
Fallujah is located in Iraq
Fallujah
Fallujah
Location within Iraq
Coordinates: 33°21′13″N 43°46′46″E / 33.35361°N 43.77944°E / 33.35361; 43.77944
CountryIraq
GovernorateAl Anbar
DistrictFallujah District
Government
 • MayorIssa Saer al-Assawi
Elevation
141 ft (43 m)
Population
 (2011)[1][2]
 • Total275,128
Time zoneUTC+3 (GMT+3)
Postal code
31002

Fallujah[a] (Arabic: ٱلْفَلُّوجَة, al-Fallūjah  Iraqi pronunciation: [el.fɐl.ˈluː.dʒɐ]) is a city in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar. It is 69 kilometers (43 mi) west of Baghdad.

The city was a small town in 1947. About 275,100 people lived here in 2011.[3] It is known as the "city of mosques" for the more than 200 mosques found in the city and the surrounding villages.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Sometimes also transliterated as Falluja, Fallouja, or Falowja

References[change | change source]

  1. World Gazetteer, archived from the original on 9 February 2013, retrieved 21 January 2009
  2. http://postimg.org/image/euj0qcxd/[permanent dead link]
  3. Fallujah Once Again Beset by Violence, McClatchy Washington Bureau, 26 November 2006, archived from the original on 10 September 2009, retrieved 10 September 2009