Al Kifl (Arabic: الكفل; also known as Kifl) is a town in southeastern Iraq on the Euphrates River, between Najaf and Al Hillah. The population in and near the town is about 15,000. Kifl is the location of Al-Nukhailah Mosque, containing the tomb of Dhul-Kifl who is believed be the biblical prophet Ezekiel. A project to renovate the tomb and develop it as a tourist attraction has proven controversial. The town was once a significant Jewish pilgrimage site and home to a community of Iraqi Jews until the late 1940s.
Vendors line the main road through Kifl.
|• Total||439 sq mi (1,137 km2)|
|Elevation||115 ft (35 m)|
|• Density||52/sq mi (20/km2)|
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- "Crossroads of Antiquity Can’t Decide on New Path" article by Steven Lee Myers in The New York Times October 19, 2010, October 20, 2010
- Porter, Lizzie (26 March 2019). "Babylon's forgotten tomb, a symbol of Iraq's ancient Jewish heritage". Middle East Eye.
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