Mu'tah

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Mutah
مدينة مؤتة
City
Mutah is located in Jordan
Mutah
Mutah
Coordinates: 31°2′0″N 35°41′0″E / 31.03333°N 35.68333°E / 31.03333; 35.68333
Country Jordan
Province Karak Governorate
Elevation 820 m (2,690 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 27,426
Time zone GMT +2
 • Summer (DST) +3
Area code(s) +(962)2

Mu'tah (Arabic: مؤتة) is a town in Karak Governorate in Jordan. In Islamic tradition it is known for the Battle of Mu'tah in 629 AD, the first military engagement between the Arab Muslims and the Byzantine Empire. Mu'tah University is located in the city.

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  1. ^ "The General Census - 2015" (PDF). Department of Population Statistics.