Fuheis

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Fuheis
الفحيص
Fuhais
Town
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Fuheis is located in Jordan
Fuheis
Fuheis
Location in Jordan
Coordinates: 32°01′N 35°46′E / 32.017°N 35.767°E / 32.017; 35.767
Country Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan
Governorate Balqa Governorate
Municipality established 1962
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Hweishel Akroush
Area
 • Metro 7 sq mi (17 km2)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Metro 13,171
 • Metro density 2,006.6/sq mi (774.76/km2)
 • Religions 60% Greek Orthodox, 30% Catholics, 10% other (mainly muslims)
  2008 est
Time zone GMT +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) +(962)5
Website http://www.fuheis.gov.jo

Fuheis (Arabic: الفحيص‎‎) (also Fuhais) is a town in the Jordanian governorate of Balqa, just 20 kilometers northwest[2] of Amman. The town has 20,000 residents, and is majority Christian. It lies in Wadi Shueib (Valley of Jethro), between Salt and Amman.

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The population of Fuheis was approximately 20,000 in 2008, with a male-to-female ratio of 52:48. Jordanian citizens make up 87% of the population. According to the national census of 2004, the population was 11,641. The census of that year shows that there were 3,309 households in the city with an average of 4.5 persons per household, lower than the national average of 5.3 persons per household. The population of Fuheis increases to about 20,000 in the summer, as many of city residents who have emigrated to the United States and Europe return for their summer vacations. Approximately 60% of the population are Greek Orthodox. Muslims and Catholics make up the rest of the population.

Fuheis is also famous for its traditional habits from singing and dancing (dabke), and for depending on its farms.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fuheis official website
  2. ^ Matthew Teller. The Rough Guide to Jordan. Rough Guides 2007. ISBN 1-84353-458-4. 
  3. ^ Fuheis municipality

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Coordinates: 32°01′N 35°46′E / 32.017°N 35.767°E / 32.017; 35.767