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Ar-Ramtha Ceety
مدينة الرمثا
Ceety
The Ceety Haw
Ar-Ramtha Ceety is located in Jordan
Ar-Ramtha Ceety
Ar-Ramtha Ceety
Coordinates: 32°33′0″N 35°51′0″E / 32.55000°N 35.85000°E / 32.55000; 35.85000
Kintra Banner o Jordan Jordan
Province Irbid Govrenorate
Municipality established 1927
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Hussein Abu Sheeh El-Zubi
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 120,365
Time zone GMT +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) +(962)2
Website http://www.ramthacity.gov.jo

Ar Ramtha, kent an aw as Al-Ramtha (Arabic: الرمثا‎) is a ceety situatit in the far northwast o the Hashemite Kinrick o Jordan. It covers 40 km, an haes a population o 120,365 fowk.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ar Ramtha is namit efter a local desert plant, Al Ramath (Arabic: الرمث‎). Durin its occupation bi the Roman Empire, the ceety wis kent as Ramana.

Ramtha Plane.jpg

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

A Byzantine archeological steid in Ar Ramtha

The Roman Empire utilized Ar Ramtha as a remote hub tae cross-link their colonies. The ruins o biggins an auncient Roman antiquities hae been discovered at different pairts o Ar Ramtha. Durin the Islamic expansion, Ar Ramtha, which wis in the Houran territory, wis a port for Muslim scientists crossin atween Sirie an Al-Hijaz. Historically an sociologically, the ceety is the twin tae Daraa ceety in Sirie, which is locatit on the ither side o the border.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ar Ramtha's economy relies on commerce an import an export tradin. The Al Hassan industrial estate hooses several ootsourcin companies supportit bi foreign sharehaulders wi maist o the products sauld tae American an European mercats.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety is famous for the inheritit ritual-poetries recitit in weddin ceremonies an public affairs. Ane o their dances is cried the Dabke for which fowk frae Ar Ramtha are famous. Mijwez muisic oreeginatit in Ar Ramtha. Famous airtists frae Ar Ramtha are Nayef El- Zubi, Hussein Al-Sal man, an Mitaab Al-Sag gar.

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety is hame tae Al Ramtha an Al Ramtha Unitit, an association fitbaa team that plays in the Jordan Premier League. the anerlie ceety in Jordan wi twa fitbaa teams.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety is hame tae the Jordan University o Science an Technology, which includes a lairge University hospital that provides medical treatment in the region, an affers chances tae medical students in the university tae intern an learn durin their study years.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Entry at "the world gazeteer"