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Jordan Cities by Population


76 cities shown of 76 total Jordan cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Amman 1,275,857
2. Az Zarqa' 792,665
3. Irbid 307,480
4. Russeifa 268,237
5. Wadi as Sir 181,212
6. `Ajlun 125,557
7. Aqaba 95,048
8. Madaba 82,335
9. As Salt 80,189
10. Ar Ramtha 74,901
11. Al Mafraq 57,118
12. Al Jubayhah 46,834
13. Sahab 40,241
14. Al Quwaysimah 32,396
15. Jarash 27,046
16. At Tafilah 25,429
17. `Izra 22,756
18. Qir Moav 22,581
19. Karak City 21,678
20. Aydun 18,376
21. Umm as Summaq 18,274
22. Kurayyimah 17,837
23. `Anjarah 17,634
24. At Turrah 14,619
25. Petra 14,000
26. Suf 12,942
27. At Tayyibah 12,615
28. Judayta 12,069
29. Ash Shajarah 11,243
30. Jawa 10,628
31. Sakhrah 10,616
32. Sakib 10,470
33. `Ayn Janna 9,586
34. Al Karamah 9,384
35. Al Mazar 9,383
36. Samma 8,926
37. Kafr Asad 8,203
38. Ajloun 8,200
39. Bayt Yafa 7,788
40. Al Quwayrah 7,372
41. `Ayy 7,340
42. Busayra 7,154
43. Kafr Sawm 7,152
44. Hakama 7,075
45. Sal 6,896
46. Malka 6,856
47. Kafr Abil 6,333
48. Dayr Yusuf 6,223
49. Al Hamra' 6,211
50. Saham 6,203
51. Raymun 6,082
52. Waqqas 5,678
53. Al Kittah 5,626
54. Al Bunayyat ash Shamaliyah 5,579
55. Hatim 5,542
56. Kharja 5,498
57. Halawah 5,376
58. Sabha 5,315
59. Kitim 5,292
60. At Tayyibah 5,231
61. Tibnah 5,229
62. Balila 5,206
63. Qumaym 5,111
64. Yarqa 4,786
65. Burma 4,735
66. Bayt Idis 4,723
67. Adir 4,441
68. Qafqafa 4,402
69. Al Jizah 4,397
70. Umm Qays 4,294
71. At Tayyibah 4,265
72. Ar Rabbah 4,229
73. Umm al Qittayn 4,225
74. Zahar 4,150
75. Al Qasr 3,840
76. Al Jafr 3,557





Jordan History

The earlier roots of Jordan as an independent state can be traced back to The Kingdom of Petra, which was founded by The Nabataeans an ancient Arabic Semitic people who invented the North Arabic Script that evolved into the Modern Arabic script. The Nabataeans Kingdom during its glory controlled the world trade lines by dominating a large area extended from the whole of modern Jordan to the south of Syria and the north of the Arabian Peninsula. As a result, Petra enjoyed prosperity, wealth and independence hundreds of years until it was occupied by the emerging Roman empire. Beside the Nabataeans, Jordan witnessed many other smaller ancient kingdoms including the Kingdom of Edom, the Kingdom of Ammon and the Kingdom of Moab, all of which are mentioned in the Bible as well as in many other old scriptures. During the Greco-Roman influence a number of semi-independent city-states also appeared in Jordan under the umbrella of the Decapolis including: Gerasa, Philadelphia, Raphana, Dion, Gadara, and Pella. Later, Jordan became part of the Arabic Islamic Empire across its different Caliphates satges including Rashidun Empire, Umayyad Empire and Abbasid Empire. After the decline of the Abbasid, Jordan was ruled by several conflicting powers including the Mongols, the Crusades, the Ayyubid and the Mamluk until it became part of the Ottoman Empire.

With the break-up of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I, the League of Nations and the occupying powers chose to redraw the borders of Southwest Asia. The ensuing decisions, most notably the SykesPicot Agreement gave birth to the French Mandate of Syria and British Mandate of Palestine. More than 70% of the British Mandate of Palestine was east of the Jordan river and was known as Transjordan""."

Abdullah I continued to rule until a Palestinian Arab assassinated him in 1951 as he was departing from the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. At first he ruled Transjordan"







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