Fallujah

city in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar

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.

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

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.

NotesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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