Madaba Govrenorate

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Location o Madaba Govrenorate
The ceety o Madaba is the caipital o Madaba Govrenorate

Madaba, (Arabic مادبا) is ane o the govrenorates o Jordan, it is locatit sooth wast o Amman, caipital o Jordan. Its caipital is Madaba. The govrenorate is ranked aicht (frae 12 govrenorates) bi population an bi aurie in Jordan. It is bordered bi Balqa Govrenorate frae the north, The Caipital Govrenorate frae the east, an Kerak Govrenorate frae the sooth, an the Dead Sea frae the wast.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The brass serpent sculptur on Munt Nebo
The Dead Sea frae the Kempinski Hotel in Madaba Govrenorate
Madaba Govrenorate hosts the Warld Economic Forum held on its Dead Sea coasts

Mony ceevilizations existit on the soils o Madaba, maist prominent are the Moabites , Nabateans, Romans, and the Arab Muslim empires.

The ceety o Madaba is best kent for its Byzantine an Umayyad mosaics, especially the Madaba Map, a lairge Byzantine-era mosaic map o Palestine an the Nile delta.

Munt Nebo, accordin tae the Bible, is the site whaur Moses viewed the Promised Land. Munt Nebo, juist wast o Madaba toun, formed pairt o the Madaba Diocese durin Byzantine times. Here the mosaics discovered at the Moses Memorial thegither wi those in the kirks in the veelage o Nebo, in the 'Uyun Musa valley an at 'Ayn al-Kanisah carry inscriptions which date them tae the times o the Bishops o Madaba frae the late fift century tae the middle o the aicht century AD. Um er-Rasas (Kastron Mefaa), on the sootheastren steppes, an' a' formed pairt o the diocese, layin as it is close tae the Wadi Mujib-Arnon, a natural bundary o the Province. Here wur brought tae licht the splendid mosaics o the Saunt Stephen Complex thegither wi the Kirk o the Lions (saxt-aicht centuries AD), which complement the aicht-century mosaic discovered in the veelage o Ma'in.

Ma'in is a veelage in Madaba that is the site o a bonnie natural thermal waterfall. Its therapeutic effects are utilized bi those wi achin joints an skin irritations. a new tourist industry is growin aroond the site wi the biggin o a new hotel an spa.

Mukawer, 15 km sooth o Madaba ceety, is whaur the Body o Saunt John the Baptist supposedly lies efter he wis beheidit at the request o Keeng Herod Antipas' niece. The site is locatit on top o a big muntain risin frae the shores o the Dead Sea an owerleukin maist o the Dead Sea an auncient Palestine.

Mony archeological excavations wi pre-Biblical an Biblical emphases take pairt durin the simmer months in Madaba Govrenorate; new discoveries are being made each year.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Dead Sea beach in Madaba Govrenorate

Due tae its richness o historic sites, an natural sites such as the Ma'een hot watersprings an the Dead Sea, Madaba Govrenorate depends mainly on tourism as a main source o income. The govrenorate is the fift touristic destination follaein Petra, Jerash, Aqaba, an Amman.

The northren region o the govrenorate is agricultural, wi a total aurie o 59 km2 o fruit an olive farms. The govrenorates production o olives an fruits is aicht on the kinrick (efter Balqa, Irbid, Mafraq, The Caipital, Ajloun, Jerash, an Zarqa govrenorates).[1]

Admeenistrative Depairtments[eedit | eedit soorce]

An auld neighborhuid in Madaba
Nahias o Madaba

Airticle 12 o the Admeenistrative Diveesions law o the Jordanian Meenistry o Interior divides Madaba intae twa depairtments:

  • Caipital Depairtment: wi its admeenistrative center in the ceety o Madaba, this depairtment an aa includes 26 ither touns an veelages.
  • Dhiban Depairtment: Includes 44 touns an veelages, wi its admeenistrative center in Dhiban

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ministry of Agriculture- Jordan (Arabic site)

Coordinates: 31°36′45.50″N 35°41′36″E / 31.6126389°N 35.69333°E / 31.6126389; 35.69333