Ajlun Governorate


Ajlun Governorate

Ajlun Governorate (alternative spelling Ajloun Governorate) (Arabic:محافظة عجلون) is one of the governorates of Jordan, located north of Amman the capital of Jordan.

Ajlun is divided into 2 "nahias" (areas or sides):
*1. Ajlun
*2. Kofranjah

History

Ajlun is one of the most beautiful cities in Jordan, and is famous for its castle (Ajlun Castle), old name was Qal'at Salah Ad-Dein. The castle was built as a garrison to protect Ajlun strategic geography from the crusaders. After the Crusades, the castle became home for the families (Predominantly Al-Qudah(AIN JANA) and Al-Smadi and Al-Rbadhi families) who lived in the vicinity of the castle.

Climate

Ajlun is known for its high elevation, which makes it one of the coolest cities in Jordan, with average maximum temperature during January 8.2, and minimum average temperature 2.8.Snow is a common type of precipitation in the winter, due to that Ajlun city is well prepared to face winter.


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