Wadi-us-Salaam (Arabicوادي السلام ; Valley o Peace) is an Islamic cemetery, locatit in Shiite holy ceety o Najaf, Iraq. It is reputit tae be the lairgest cemetery in the warld.[1] It is estimatit maire than hauf a million corpse are interred in the cemetery each year.[2] The cemetery covers 1485.5 acres (6 km²) an contains millions o bodies.

The cemetery haulds the graves o mony Islamic prophets, an is locatit near the Shrine o Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, the first Shia Imam an fowert Sunni Caliph. Thus, nearly aw Shi'as in Iraq request that thay be buriet in this cemetery.


  1. Hala Mundhir Fattah; Frank Caso (2009). A brief history of Iraq. Infobase Publishing. p. 140. ISBN 9780816057672. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  2. Michael Dumper; Bruce E. Stanley (2007). Cities of the Middle East and North Africa: a historical encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 269. ISBN 9781576079195. Retrieved 18 October 2010.

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Coordinates: 32°00′18″N 44°18′54″E / 32.00500°N 44.31500°E / 32.00500; 44.31500