Nahias of Jordan

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The nahias (Arabic: ناحية‎, plural nawahi) are the administrative centres ("chief towns") in Jordan.[1] The twelve governorates of Jordan contain fifty-two nawahi which are listed below by governorate. In many cases the name of the chief town is the same as the name of the district (liwa) or sub-district (qda) administered.[dubious ]

Central Jordan[edit]

Amman Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Amman Governorate
  • Amman
  • Al-Jiza
  • Al-Muwwaqqar
  • Na'oor
  • Al-Quesmah
  • Sahab
  • Um al-Basatin
  • Wadi al-Sayr

Balqa Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Balqa
  • Al-Balqa
  • Ardhah
  • As-Salt
  • Dair Alla
  • Shuna al-Janubiyya

Madaba Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Madaba
  • Dhiban
  • Madaba

Zarqa Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Zarqa
  • Al-Azraq
  • Az-Zarqa
  • Birin

North Jordan[edit]

Ajlun Governorate[edit]

  • Ajlun
  • Kofranjah
Nahias of Ajlun

Irbid Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Irbid
  • Al-Aghwar Shamaliyyeh
  • Ar Ramtha
  • Bani Knana
  • Hariema
  • Irbid
  • Kora
  • Mazar Shamaliyyeh
  • Tayybeh
  • Wastiyyeh

Jerash Governorate[edit]

Nahia of Jerash
  • Jerash

Mafraq Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Mafraq
  • Al-Mafraq
  • Ar-Ruwayshid
  • Bal'ama
  • Sabha
  • Sama as-Sarhan

South Jordan[edit]

Aqaba Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Aqaba
  • Al-Aqaba
  • Al-Quwayra
  • Wadi Araba

Karak Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Karak
  • Ayy
  • Faqqu
  • Al-Karak
  • Al-Mazar al-Janubiyya
  • Al-Mazra'a
  • Al-Qasr
  • Al-Safi

Ma'an Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Ma'an
  • Al-Husanyniyya
  • Ash-Shibek
  • Ayi
  • Ma'an
  • Wadi Musa

Tafilah Governorate[edit]

Nahias of Tafilah
  • Al-Hasa
  • Al-Tafila
  • Birsayra

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Annex B: Analysis of the municipal sector" (PDF). Third Tourism Development Project, Secondary Cities Revitalization Study. Ministry of Antiquities and Tourism, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. 24 May 2005. p. 4. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 April 2016.