Al Kufah

Al Kufah (äl kōˈfä) [key], town, S central Iraq. Founded (638) by Caliph Umar I, it was one of the two Muslim centers (the other was Basra) of the early Ummayad caliphs.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Al Kufah from Fact Monster:

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Iraq Political Geography