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RUSSEIFA, also spelled RUSSIEFA, (Arabic : الرصيفة‎‎) is a city in Zarqa Governorate
Zarqa Governorate
in Jordan
Jordan
. It has a population of about 280,000 (2009 estimate), making it the fourth-largest city in Jordan, after Amman
Amman
, Irbid
Irbid
, and Zarqa
Zarqa
.

CONTENTS

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

GEOGRAPHY

The city of Russeifa
Russeifa
is located in the Central region of Jordan, in the Zarqa
Zarqa
River basin, on the Amman
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 Governorate
Zarqa Governorate
. Due to its proximity to Amman
Amman
and Zarqa, it houses several heavy industries.

DEMOGRAPHICS

The Jordan
Jordan
National Census of 2004 showed the population of Russeifa as 268,237. 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

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

The city is known for the phosphate mine industry since 1935, first discovered by Amin Kamel Kawar. 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
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

* ^ Russeifa
Russeifa
City website * ^ "2004 Census" (PDF). dos.gov.jo. * ^ "Amin K. Kawar". kawar.com.

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Largest cities or towns in Jordan
Jordan

RANK NAME GOVERNORATE POP.

Amman
Amman

Zarqa
Zarqa
1 Amman
Amman
Amman
Amman
Governorate 1,349,260

Irbid
Irbid

Russeifa
Russeifa

2 Zarqa
Zarqa