Qatraneh

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Al Qatraneh or Al Qatrana
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Town
Al Qatraneh or Al Qatrana is located in Jordan
Al Qatraneh or Al Qatrana
Al Qatraneh or Al Qatrana
Location in Jordan
Coordinates: 31°15′13″N 36°02′50″E / 31.25361°N 36.04722°E / 31.25361; 36.04722Coordinates: 31°15′13″N 36°02′50″E / 31.25361°N 36.04722°E / 31.25361; 36.04722
Country  Jordan
Governorate Karak Governorate
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Faisal Alasfar
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 7,070
Time zone UTC+2 (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (UTC+3)
Area code(s) +(962)3

Al Qatraneh or Al Qatrana is a small town in Jordan.[2] It is located 90 miles south of Amman.[2][3] It belongs administratively to Karak Governorate.

History[edit]

The town is famous for its historic Qasr Al-Qatraneh, which was built by the Umayyads.

Geography[edit]

Location of Qatraneh Department of the Karak Governorate

The town lies on the Desert Highway, in the desert plain east of the Mountains of Moab, on the borders between Karak and Amman Governorates. The town is located on one of the tributaries of the Mujib River.

Demographics[edit]

In the census of 2004, the town had a population of 6,949. The male to female ratio was 51% to 49%. Jordanian citizens made up 95% of the population. The estimated population in 2010 is about 8,300.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The General Census - 2015" (PDF). Department of Population Statistics. 
  2. ^ a b King Abdullah II of Jordan, Our Last Best Chance, New York, New York: Viking Press, 2011, p. 56
  3. ^ Matthew Teller, Rough guide to Jordan, London: Rough Guides, 2002, p. 334 [1]