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Mosque in Fallujah (2008)

Fallujah (Arabic: الفلّوجة, Aramaic: Pumbeidtha) is a city in Iraq's Baghdad Belts.


Fallujah is called the City of Mosques where there are more than 200 mosques found in the city. It is also the location of the ancient city of Pumbedita, known for its large Jewish Talmudic academy.

The city was heavily bombed in 2004, after the US invasion, as the US troops failed to build confidence with the locals. Unrest continued, and when ISIL invaded the area, it had not been under effective control of the Iraqi government. In the 2015–2016 fightings, ISIL was forced out.

Get in[edit]

National operator Iraqi Republic Railways runs a daily train to and from Baghdad, with journeys supposedly taking just under one hour. Delays due to security issues and financial constraints are however common.

  • 1 Fallujah railway station (محطة قطار الفلوجة) (North of city centre).

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Abdul-Aziz al-Samarrai Mosque. Abdul-Aziz al-Samarrai Mosque (Q4665225) on Wikidata Abdul-Aziz al-Samarrai Mosque on Wikipedia
  • 2 Ruins of Anbar (5 km (3.1 mi) northwest of city centre). Also known by its original ancient name, Peroz-Shapur, was an ancient and medieval town that was briefly became the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate. Anbar (Q2829204) on Wikidata Anbar (town) on Wikipedia
  • 3 Fallujah city park. The city's main park.




  • 1 Al Badia Restaurant (مطعم البادية), +964 780 465 7975.
  • Al Hana Chicken Restaurant, +964 750 840 2282.
  • Distinguished Restaurant.




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