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Yarqa Destination Guide

Touring Yarqa in Jordan.

Yarqa in the region of Balqa with it's 4,786 citizens is located in Jordan - some 15 mi (or 24 km) West of Amman, the country's capital city.

Map of the area of Yarqa in Jordan

Time in Yarqa is now 03:56 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Amman" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Nicosia, Damascus, Latakia, Wadi Al Seer, Umm as Summaq or Beersheba. Being here already, consider visiting Yarqa, Tall al Mistah, Majdala, Mahas, Khirbat Ayyub and Salt. We collected some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

22°C / 71 °F Sky is clear
Morning Temperature 8°C / 47 °F
Evening Temperature 24°C / 76 °F
Night Temperature 13°C / 56 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 67%
Air Pressure 951.9 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Friday, 23rd of March 2018
Few clouds, light breeze.
Few clouds Day: 24°C (76 °F)
Night: 18°C (65 °F)
Saturday, 24th of March 2018
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 24°C (75 °F)
Night: 10°C (50 °F)
Sunday, 25th of March 2018
Sky is clear, calm, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 21°C (71 °F)
Night: 9°C (48 °F)



19:15 min ( December 12, 2011 by Hareth Arabiyat)
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Snow Storm

02:19 min ( May 23, 2008 by Naser Haddad)
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Walking the Wadi ibn Hamid

03:15 min ( April 15, 2008 by ormondsimpson)
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A group of walkers explores the Wadi ibn Hamid in Jordan

/(Irag Al-Amir/Jordan)

00:19 min ( May 01, 2011 by DrAyatori)
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Took this video on the hills around Irag Al-Amir, ruin situated Amman suburb. Though it was misted, I coudl see the Dead sea

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Interesting facts about this location

Salt, Jordan

Salt is an ancient agricultural town and administrative centre in west-central Jordan. It is on the old main highway leading from Amman to Jerusalem. Situated in the Balqa highland, about 790–1100 metres above sea level, the town is built in the crook of three hills, close to the Jordan River valley. One of the three hills is the site of a 13th century ruined fortress. It is the capital of the Balqa Governorate. The Greater Salt Municipality has about 97,000 inhabitants (2006).

More reading: Salt, Jordan homepage
Located at 31.98, 35.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in the Balqa Governorate


Fuheis (also Fuhais) is a town in the Jordanian governorate of Balqa, just 20 kilometers northwest of Amman. A town of 20,000 residents, Fuheis is the only remaining overtly Christian dominated settlement in Jordan. It is located in an intermediate vicinity to the cities of Salt and Amman.

More reading: Fuheis homepage
Located at 31.98, 35.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in the Balqa Governorate


Moab is the historical name for a mountainous strip of land in Jordan. The land lies alongside much of the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. The existence of the Kingdom of Moab is attested to by numerous archeological findings, most notably the Mesha Stele, which describes the Moabite victory over an unnamed son of King Omri of Israel. The Moabite capital was Dibon. In Biblical times, the nation was often in conflict with its Israelite neighbours to the west.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.98, 35.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Ancient history of Jordan, Ancient peoples, Hebrew Bible nations, Moab, Semitic peoples, Southern Levant, Torah places

Qasr al Abd

Qasr al Abd is a large ruin in western Jordan dating from approximately 200BC, and standing in the valley of Wadi Seer, approximately 17 kilometres west of Amman, close to the village of `Iraq al Amir.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.98, 35.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:3rd-century BC architecture, Archaeological sites in Jordan


al-Karameh (or simply Karameh) is a town in Jordan, near the Allenby Bridge which spans the Jordan River. The river defines the border between Israel and Jordan. Karameh was also the battleground for one of the main events in the history of the Palestinian national movement. In 1968, the city served as the political and military headquarters of the Palestinian al-Fatah movement, led by Yasser Arafat. On March 21, 1968, Karameh became the site of the Battle of Karameh.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 31.98, 35.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Jordan

Quote of the moment

An involuntary return to the point of departure is, without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.

Iain Sinclair