Jund al-Urdunn

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Syria (Bilad al-Sham) and its provinces under the Abbasid Caliphate in the 9th century

Jund al-Urdunn (Arabic: جند الأردن‎, translation: "the military district of Jordan") was one of the five districts of Bilad ash-Sham during the period of the Arab Caliphates. It was established under the Rashidun and its capital was Tiberias throughout its rule by the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates. It encompassed southern Mount Lebanon, the Galilee, the southern Hauran, the Golan Heights, and most of the eastern Jordan Valley (especially in the north).[1] Major towns besides Tiberias, included Baysan, Acre, Qadas, Tyre, Pella, and Jarash, and at times, Nablus. During the Fatimid era, the principal cities were Acre, Tiberias, Baysan, Beit Ras, Jadur, Fiq, Tyre, Lajjun, Faradiyya, Kabul and Saffuriya.[2] It did not include Amman or the southern part of modern Jordan.

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  1. ^ le Strange, 1890, p.30- p.32
  2. ^ le Strange, 1890, p.39.

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