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Russeifa, also spelled Russiefa, (Arabic: الرصيفة‎) is a city in Zarqa Governorate
Zarqa Governorate
in Jordan. It had a population of 472604 inhabitants in 2015,[2] making it the fourth-largest city in Jordan, after Amman, Irbid, and Zarqa.

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1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 Districts of Metropolitan Russeifa 4 Economy 5 References

Geography[edit] The city of Russeifa
Russeifa
is located in the Central region of Jordan, in the Zarqa
Zarqa
River basin, on the Amman- Zarqa
Zarqa
highway. Amman, Zarqa, and Russeifa
Russeifa
form one large metropolitan area, the second largest metropolitan area in the Levant, after Damascus. The city administratively belongs to Zarqa
Zarqa
Governorate. Due to its proximity to Amman
Amman
and Zarqa, it houses several heavy industries. Demographics[edit] The Jordan
Jordan
National Census of 2004 showed the population of Russeifa as 268,237.[3] The female to male ratio was 48.46% to 51.54%. Jordanian citizens made up 89.6% of Russeifa's population. Districts of Metropolitan Russeifa[edit] The metropolitan area is divided into five districts as follows:

Districts of Russeifa
Russeifa
metropolitan

District Arabic Name Area (Km2

Hitteen District منطقة حطين 6.51

Ameriyya District منطقة العامرية 5.0

Yarmouk District منطقة اليرموك 3.0

Qadessiyya District منطقة القادسية 4.0

Rasheed District منطقة الرشيد 8.0

Economy[edit] The city is known for the phosphate mine industry since 1935, first discovered by Amin Kamel Kawar.[4] The Jordan
Jordan
Phosphate
Phosphate
Mines company, founded by Kawar, operates and runs the phosphate mines in Russeifa. Many heavy industries are based in Russeifa
Russeifa
due to its location between the two large cities of Amman
Amman
and Zarqa, and due to the presence of the Zarqa
Zarqa
River. In 1943, the world's only fossil remains of the Arambourgiania dinasoaur discovered so far, were found near the Amman-Damascus railway.

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References[edit]

^ Russeifa
Russeifa
City website ^ "The General Census - 2015" (PDF). Department of Population Statistics.  ^ "2004 Census" (PDF). dos.gov.jo.  ^ "Amin K. Kawar". kawar.com. 

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Largest cities or towns in Jordan [1]

Rank Name Governorate Pop.

Amman

Zarqa 1 Amman Amman
Amman
Governorate 1,349,260

Irbid

Russeifa

2 Zarqa Zarqa
Zarqa
Governorate 502,900

3 Irbid Irbid
Irbid
Governorate 313,800

4 Russeifa Zarqa
Zarqa
Governorate 289,800

5 Al Quwaysimah Amman
Amman
Governorate 176,400

6 Wadi as-Ser Amman
Amman
Governorate 158,900

7 Tilā' al-'Alī Amman
Amman
Governorate 147,400

8 Ajloun Ajloun
Ajloun
Governorate 125,000

9 Aqaba Aqaba
Aqaba
Governorate 111,600

10 Khuraybat as-Sūq Amman
Amman
Governorate 110,600

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