|Ajloun Governorate (محافظة عجلون)|
The city of Ajloun is the capital of Ajloun Governorate
|Cities||Al Wahadinah, Al Hashimiyya|
|- elevation||760 m (2,493 ft)|
|Area||419.6 km2 (162 sq mi)|
|Density||335 / km2 (868 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||+3|
Ajloun Governorate in Jordan
Ajlun Governorate (alternative spelling Ajloun Governorate) (Arabic: محافظة عجلون) is one of the governorates of Jordan, located north of Amman the capital of Jordan. Ajlun Governorate has the fourth highest population density in the kingdom of Jordan (after Irbid, Jerash, and Balqa Governorates) with a population density of 335 ppkm2 (2010 estimate). It is bordered by Jerash Governorate from the south east and Irbid Governorate from the north and west.
Article 14 of the Administrative Divisions System of the Ministry of Interior divids Ajloun Governorate into two departments
- 1. Capital Department: includes 50 towns and villages, with its administrative center in Ajloun.
- 2. Kofranjah Department: includes 19 towns and villages, its administrative center is in Kofranjah.
At a high elevation, Ajlun has one of the most beautiful forests in Jordan, and known for its long cold winters. It is famous for its castle (Ajlun Castle), old name was Qal'at Salah Ad-Dein. The castle was built as a garrison to protect Ajlun strategic geography from the crusaders. After the Crusades.
Ajloun is known for its high elevation, which makes it one of the coolest cities in Jordan, with average maximum temperature during January 8.2, and minimum average temperature 2.8. Snow is a common type of precipitation in the winter, due to that Ajlun city is well prepared to face winter.
Ajloun Governorate depends mainly on agriculture. In 2008, Olive, grape and fruit farms constituted a total area of 141.4 km2 that is 34% of the area of Ajloun Governorate.
There is 28 primary and secondary schools in Ajloun, most of them are public, in addition to Ajloun University College which is a public college and Ajloun National Private University which is a small private university.
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