For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Ajloun Governorate.

Ajloun Governorate

Ajloun Governorate
محافظة عجلون
The city of Ajloun is the capital of Ajloun Governorate
The city of Ajloun is the capital of Ajloun Governorate
Ajloun Governorate in Jordan
Ajloun Governorate in Jordan
CountryJordan
CapitalAjloun
SubdivisionsAjloun Department, Kofranjah Department
Government
 • GovernorAli Azzam
Area
 • Total420 km2 (160 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total146,900
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Time zoneGMT +2
 • Summer (DST)+3
Urban75.9%
Rural24.1%
HDI (2021)0.714[1]
high · 6th of 12

Ajloun Governorate (alternative spelling Ajlun Governorate) (Arabic: محافظة عجلون) is one of the governorates of Jordan, located north of Amman the capital of Jordan. Ajloun Governorate has the fourth highest population density in Jordan (after Irbid, Jerash, and Balqa Governorates) with a population density of 350.1 people/km2 (2012 estimate). It is bordered by Jerash Governorate from the south east and Irbid Governorate from the north and west.

Administrative divisions

Article 14 of the Administrative Divisions System of the Ministry of Interior divides Ajloun Governorate into two departments.

  • Capital Department: includes 50 towns and villages, with its administrative center in Ajloun.
  • Kofranjah Department: includes 19 towns and villages, its administrative center is in Kofranjah.

History

During the Crusades, a general of Saladin, Izz Al-Din Osama, built a fortress on Mount Ouff. The region also hosts the famous Ajlun Castle (previously called Qal'at Salah Ad-Dein). The castle was built as a garrison structure to protect Ajloun's strategic location from crusaders.[2]

Along with Balqa and Karak governorates, Ajloun was formerly a united sanjak of the Ottoman Empire.[2]

Climate

Ajloun is known for its high elevation, which makes it one of the coolest cities in Jordan, with an average maximum temperature during January of 8.2 degrees Celsius, and a minimum average temperature of 2.8 degrees Celsius. Snow is common during the winter.

Demographics

The population of districts according to census results:[3]

District Population
(Census 1994)
Population
(Census 2004)
Population
(Census 2015)
Ajloun Governorate 94,548 118,725 176,080
Kufranjah 20,809 27,107 38,260
Qaṣabah 'Ajlūn 73,739 91,618 137,820

Economy

The governorate depends mainly on agriculture. In 2008, olive, grape and fruit farms constituted a total area of 141.4 km2 which is 34% of the area of Ajloun Governorate.[4]

Education

There are 28 primary and secondary schools in Ajloun, most of them being public institutions, such as Ajloun University College (a public college) and Ajloun National University, a small private university.

Major villages

Notable towns and villages in Ajloun (other than Ajloun self) include Ibbeen (Ebeen), Sakhra, Mrajjam, Rasoun, Rajeb, Ain Janna, Kufranji, Anjara and Al Hashimiyya.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ a b "Ajloun Governorate". moi.gov.jo. Retrieved 2022-10-01.
  3. ^ "Jordan: Administrative Division, Governorates and Districts". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Ministry of Agriculture - Jordan (Arabic)". moa.gov.jo. Archived from the original on 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-05-14.


{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Ajloun Governorate
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install
{{::$root.activation.text}}

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!


Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.

X

Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?