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Jordan
Jordan
is divided into twelve governorates (muhafazah ) by the administrative divisions system of the Ministry of Interior. In 1994, four new governorates were created: Jerash
Jerash
, Ajloun , Madaba and Aqaba . Jerash
Jerash
Governorate and Ajloun Governorate were split from Irbid Governorate , Madaba Governorate was split from Amman
Amman
Governorate and Aqaba
Aqaba
Governorate was split from Ma\'an Governorate . Governorates are further subdivided into districts (liwa) and often into sub-districts (qda).

GEOGRAPHY

Geographically, the governorates of Jordan
Jordan
are located in one of three regions: the North Region, Central Region and the South Region. The three geographical regions are not distributed by area or populations but rather by geographical connectivity and distance among the population centres. The South Region is separated from the Central Region by the Mountains of Moab
Moab
in Karak Governorate . The population centres of the Central and North Region are separated geographically by the mountains of Jerash
Jerash
Governorate . Socially, the population centres of Amman
Amman
, Salt , Zarqa and Madaba form together one large metropolitan area in which business interactions in these cities are under the influence of Amman
Amman
while the cities of Jerash
Jerash
, Ajloun , and Mafraq are mostly under the influence of the city of Irbid
Irbid
. Map of the governorates of Jordan
Jordan

JORDAN

This article is part of a series on the politics and government of Jordan
Jordan

Constitution

* Constitution

Monarchy

* MONARCH Abdullah II * HEIR APPARENT Crown Prince Hussein * THE HASHEMITES

Executive GOVERNMENT -------------------------

* PRIME MINISTER Hani Al-Mulki * CABINET Hani Al-Mulki\'s second cabinet

LOCAL GOVERNMENT -------------------------

* MUNICIPAL COUNCILS * LOCAL COUNCILS

Legislature Parliament (18th Parliament ) ------------------------- THE SENATE

* President Faisal Al-Fayez

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

* Speaker Atef Tarawneh

Judiciary

* Judiciary of Jordan
Jordan

* The Constitutional Court

President: Taher Hikmat

* The Cassation Court

President: Mohammad Ghazo

Administrative divisions

* Governorates

* Governorate councils

* Nawahi

Elections

* Independent Election Commission * Jordanian general election, 2016 * Jordanian local elections, 2017

Foreign relations

* Ministry of Foreign Affairs

* Diplomatic missions

* of Jordan
Jordan
* to Jordan
Jordan

* Passport * Visa requirements

Related topics

* Human rights * Political parties

Jordan
Jordan
portal

* Other countries * Atlas

* v * t * e

GOVERNORATES OF JORDAN

GOVERNORATE AREA (KM²) POPULATION URBAN RURAL DENSITY (PEOPLE/KM²) CAPITAL

1 Irbid
Irbid
1,572 1,137,100 943,000 194,100 723.4 Irbid
Irbid

2 Ajloun 420 146,900 111,500 35,400 350.1 Ajloun

3 Jerash
Jerash
410 191,700 120,100 71,600 467.8 Jerash
Jerash

4 Mafraq 26,551 300,300 117,800 182,500 11.3 Mafraq

NORTH REGION 28,953 1,776,000 1,292,400 483,600 61.3

5 Balqa 1,120 428,000 307,400 120,600 382.0 Salt

6 Amman
Amman
7,579 2,473,400 2,325,500 147,900 326.3 Amman
Amman

7 Zarqa 4,761 951,800 899,800 52,000 199.9 Zarqa

8 Madaba 940 159,700 114,000 45,700 170.0 Madaba

CENTRAL REGION 14,400 4,012,900 3,646,700 366,200 278.7

9 Karak 3,495 249,100 87,200 161,900 71.3 Al Karak

10 Tafilah 2,209 89,400 63,800 25,600 40.5 Tafilah

11 Ma\'an 32,832 121,400 66,600 54,800 3.7 Ma\'an

12 Aqaba
Aqaba
6,905 139,200 119,700 19,500 20.2 Aqaba
Aqaba

SOUTH REGION 45,441 599,100 337,300 261,800 13.2

TOTAL 88,794 6,388,000 5,276,400 (82.6%) 1,111,600 (17.4%) 71.9

SEE ALSO

* Nahias of Jordan
Jordan
* List of cities in Jordan
Jordan
* ISO 3166-2:JO

REFERENCES

* ^ "Annex B: Analysis of the municipal sector" (PDF). Third Tourism Development Proj