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Northern Jordan

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Northern Jordan

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Northern Jordan is the most developed region of Jordan. It includes the capital Amman.


  • Amman — capital of the kingdom
  • Ajlun — a hill town in the north of Jordan, noted for its impressive ruins of the 12th century castle which known nowadays as Ajlun Castle.
  • Irbid — second largest metropolitan area in the north of the kingdom
  • Jerash — one of the largest Roman ruins in the Middle East
  • Pella
  • Salt — ancient town which was once the capital of Jordan
  • Zarqa — third largest metropolitan area of the kingdom



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  • Ajlun Castle, a great example of Islamic military architecture built during the Crusades, is an interesting maze of passages and levels, and offers a wonderful view of the surrounding area, northwestern Jordan, and off into Galilee.
  • Umm Qais, another Hellenic-Roman site (significantly smaller and less well-preserved than Jerash), but with a beautiful view of the Golan Heights and Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee). In Spring, wild-flowers cover the site in a splash of color.


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