Search within this web site:

 
you are here ::

Population, Principal Cities

West Bank area, Aqabah, Irbid, Day War, estimated population

Amman, the capital and largest city of Jordan, grew in population from a census estimate of 321,000 in 1966 to nearly 648,000 at the 1979 census, largely because of the influx of refugees from the West Bank area in the wake of the Six-Day War with Israel in 1967; in 1995 the city had an estimated 1.2 million inhabitants. Other important cities include Az Zarqa’ (population, 1994 estimate, 421,000) and Irbid (281,000). Al ‘Aqabah, the only seaport, had an estimated population of 41,900 in 1989.



Article key phrases:

West Bank area, Aqabah, Irbid, Day War, estimated population, seaport, census, Amman, important cities, Israel, wake, inhabitants, capital

 
 

Search within this web site: