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Mafraq

مدينة المفرق
Ceety
Mafraq Ceety
Mafraq is locatit in Jordan
Mafraq
Mafraq
Coordinates: 32°16′0″N 36°09′20″E / 32.26667°N 36.15556°E / 32.26667; 36.15556
KintraJordan
GovrenorateMafraq Govrenorate
Municipality established1945
Govrenment
 • MayorAbdullah yarqan
Area
 • Ceety14 km2 (5 sq mi)
 • Metro
128 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (2004)[1]
 • Ceety56,340
 • Metro
122,000
Time zoneGMT +2
 • Summer (DST)+3
Aurie code(s)+(962)2
Wabsteidhttp://www.mafraq.gov.jo

Mafraq (Arabic المفرق Al-Mafraq, local dialects Mafrag or Mafra' , "retail") is the caipital ceety o the Mafraq Govrenorate, Jordan, locatit 80 Km tae the north frae the Jordanian caipital Amman in crossroad tae Sirie tae the north an Iraq tae the east. It haes 58,954 inhabitants (2000). Mafraq wis an aa the location o a Transjordanian preesoner o war camp durin the Arab-Israeli War, uised tae hoose sodgers taken frae a Transjordanian victory at the Jewish quarter o East Jerusalem in 1948.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mafraq is served bi a station on the 1050 naitional railway seestem.

The train station in Mafraq

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Al al-Bayt University is the ae university in the ceety. The university wis established in 1992 an is locatit in the eastren ootskirts o Mafraq Govrenorate, (sooth o Mafraq ceety).[2]

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Coordinates: 32°21′N 36°12′E / 32.350°N 36.200°E / 32.350; 36.200