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


Map of Northern Jordan
  • 1 Amman. Capital of the kingdom.    
  • 2 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.    
  • 3 Irbid. Second largest metropolitan area in the north of the kingdom.    
  • 4 Jerash. One of the largest Roman ruins in the Middle East.    
  • 5 Salt. Ancient town which was once the capital of Jordan.    
  • 6 Zarqa. Third largest metropolitan area of the kingdom.    

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  • 1 Pella. Archeological site.    
  • 2 Umm Qais. Archeological site with views over the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights.    


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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.
  • The Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) just west of the Israeli border is the place where Jesus is said to have been baptized. The site is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List




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