Aqaba Administrative divisions

One of Jordan’s governorates, the Aqaba Governorate, is situated south of Amman, the country’s capital. Aqaba is its capital city. By area, it is Jordan’s fourth-largest governorate, and by population, it is the tenth-largest.

Jordan’s economy greatly depends on the aqaba port along the Red Sea. Wadi Rum and the seaside city of Aqaba country are two of the top three tourist destinations in Jordan. The port serves as Jordan’s primary center for imports and exports. The distance between the industrial port and the beaches and the city core of Aqaba is roughly 15 kilometers (sq km major watersheds area ).

Geography of aqaba administrative divisions

Aqaba Governorate is located near the southernmost point of Jordan; it shares boundaries with the Gulf of Aqaba to the southwest, Ma’an Governorate to the east, Tafilah Governorate to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south, and Israel to the west. The Durra Border Crossing and Wadi Araba Crossing are the two international crossing points in the Aqaba Governorate. Initially, the Jordan-Saudi boundary extended a few kilometers south of Aqaba. The late King Hussein traded portions of the desert for a rich coastline strip that was 12 km (7 mi) long.

aqaba flagpole

 Governorate of

aqaba administrative divisions

The sole seaport in Jordan is located in the Aqaba Governorate, which is regarded as a crucial area. Aqaba has borders with Egypt, Eilat, and Haqel town in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via the Al-Derrah border crossing. Both cities are situated near the end of the Red Sea’s extension known as Aqaba Gulf. Aqaba is well-known for its Red Sea coastline and as a diving destination.

Important industrial facilities, commercial free zones, and King Hussein Airport are all located in the city of Aqaba. It is regarded as a significant administrative hub and is situated in Jordan’s most southern region. Additionally, it provides phosphate and some kinds of seashells.

Aqaba was designated as a special economic zone at the start of 2001 in order to modernize the area and provide an inviting environment for business.

Aqaba is a wonderful example of the diversity of Jordanian society since it is a desirable place to live, work, and invest youth unemployment rate ages

Physical Location:

Aqaba is situated in the southernmost point of the Gulf, which bears its name, in the Kingdom.

Two counties (Al-Qasaba, the capital and largest city, and Al-Quairah), two districts (Wadi Araba and Al-Deeseh), and five municipalities make up the Aqaba Governorate.



aqaba administrative divisions

According to Article 15 of the Administrative Divisions System of 2000, the Ministry of Interior has split the aqaba administrative divisions into three departments:

  • Capital Department (Al-Qasabah)  includes the city of Aqaba and three nearby villages , The Administrative Center is Aqaba
  •  Wadi Araba Department  includes nine villages , The Administrative Center is Al-Reeshah
  • Al-Quwairah Department  includes 15 villages , The Administrative Center is Al-Quwairah

Wadi Araba

is a vaguely defined geographic region that is south of the Dead Sea and is part of the boundary between Israel and Jordan to the east and west. The original meaning, which persisted into the early 20th century, covered almost the entire length of what is now known as the Jordan Rift Valley, running north-south between the southern end of the Sea of Galilee and the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba of the Red Sea at Aqaba-Eilat.

This encompassed the area now known as the Arava Valley, the Dead Sea itself, and the Jordan River Valley, which runs between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. Only in this southern region is the phrase used in its modern use.




is one of the Jordanian governorate of aqaba administrative divisions districts. It is located about 50 km north of Aqaba. Historically, it was considered one of the starting centers of the Great Arab Revolt. It is a fertile agricultural area and is considered the gateway to the Aqaba Special Economic Zone. It is close to Wadi Rum. It has a population of about 40,000 people, in its affiliated villages.

This district is divided into each of the following districts:

Al-Quweira District:

It has a population of 16,910, and includes the following towns and regions: Al-Quweira, Al-Rashidiyah, Rum, Al-Hamimah Al-Jadida, Dibbet Hanout, Al-Shakiria, Al-Salihiya, Al-Asaliya, Ain Al-Hawara, and Al-Hamimah.

Al-Disah District:

It has a population of 4,950 people, and includes the following towns and regions: Al-Disah, Al-Tweisah, Manisher, Al-Taweel, and Al-Ghal.

important areas in aqaba administrative divisions

Al Mahdood

iA commercial residential area located between Al-Rimal, the sixth area and the Al Shabbiah . It is one of the oldest areas in Aqaba administrative divisions districts. It has a Stadium and a commercial street for all kinds of shops in addition to residential units. There are government schools and many private schools. It is classified as a popular area for people with limited income.

Third Area 

It is located near Al-Alamiya and the eighth residential area . It has an integrated commercial complex in addition to a well-known mall. It is a center of attraction for tourists and citizens. There is also a private hospital. One of the most important facilities in this area is the Chinese village, and there are also many residential units

Al Alamiah 

The oldest area in Aqaba administrative divisions and it consists of housing units for government employees and many markets and malls. It is located near the sixth residential area and near the city center. There are also many public and private schools. There is a park near it .

5th Area 

The finest residential area in aqaba administrative divisions, most of which are foreign residents, and a very safe place because of the quality of the existing population, and it overlooks the sea because it is higher than the rest of the residential areas. There are commercial markets and a park, and it is near the city center . also there are privet schools In addition to government schools .

City center 

The main center in the city (aqaba old town ) and consists of many commercial centers, clothing markets, nuts shops and many wholesale stores. There is the well-known Grand Mosque and many malls. It is worth noting that there is a well-known private hospital and many private clinics, so it is important to visit this area because of its restaurants and hotels and a wonderful view directly on the sea.

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