Habaka

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Habaka (Arabic: حبكا‎) is a small hill town in northern Jordan, located 75 km north of the capital Amman (in Arabic عمان), and about 5 km south of Irbid (Arabic: إربد). The region has a very fertile soil along with suitable climate allows the growing of wide variety of high quality crops. The main products are olives and grapes. There is a substantial area of pine forests on the hills that are extending from Ajloun (Arabic: عجلون). Habaka has a population of 1800. The populations of the town are from ashirat (in Arabic عشيرة it means clan, lineage (hamula), or tribe) Alomari (Arabic: العمري‎) and Hamasha (Arabic: حماشا‎). Hamasha clan claims to descend from Umair ibn Habib ibn Hamasha Al Ansari (in Arabic عمير بن حبيب بن حماشا الانصاري) Alomari clan claims to descend from Umar ibn al-Khattab (in Arabic عمر بن الخطاب) the second Caliph. [1]

History[edit]

Recent discoveries in the area of Tell Johfiyeh (in Arabic تل جحفية) -which is shared between Habaka and Johfiyeh (in Arabic جحفيه)- goes back to the Iron Age. [2] One of the known Islamic scholars called ‘Ali bin ziadah bin abd alrhman alhabaki alshafie’ (in Arabic علي بن زيادة بن عبدالرحمن الحبكي الشافعي) was from Habaka and died in 1364. [3]

Demographics[edit]

(1994 Est.)

  • Population: 1775
  • Male: 2500
  • Female: 3254
  • Families: 450
  • Buildings: 500
  • Residential units: 326
  • Schools: 3

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References[edit]

  1. ^ SHMMR.net
  2. ^ Irbid.net
  3. ^ Irbid.net
  4. ^ Source of Demographics

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°28′N 35°51′E / 32.467°N 35.850°E / 32.467; 35.850