The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city in Iraq and administrative center of the muhafaza (province) of Babil. Population, 84,700 (1965). Al- Hilla has a railroad station. Industrial enterprises include textile and cement factories. The ruins of ancient Babylon are located nearby.
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