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Irbid Governorate

History Museums · Scenic Drive · Lookouts
Irbid or Irbed is a governorate of Jordan, located north of Amman, the country's capital. The capital of the governorate is the city of Irbid. The governorate has the second largest population in Jordan after Amman Governorate, and the highest population density in the country.HistoryIrbid was distinguished by the Greek, Roman and Islamic civilizations leaving behind them historical and archaeological sites. Roman and Greek cities such as Arabella (Irbid), Capitolias (Beit–Ras), Dion (Al Hisn) that contains the Roman artificial hill and small Roman lake (water reservoir), Gadara (Umm Qais), Pella (Tabeqt Fahel) and Abila (Qwailbeh) were established. They were members of the Decapolis: a pact that consists of the ten Roman cities in the area. Ghassanids had established their country in the north of Jordan covering Irbid, Golan and Horan plains. It was described as the most beautiful Syrian countries. Also it had the Islamic soldiers’ supplies. Christianity spread out there in the second and the third century A.D.
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Places to visit in Irbid Governorate

Popular things to do in Irbid Governorate

Umm Qais Museum ©
History Museum
Umm Qais Museum Umm Qais
Duration: 2h 30 min
King's Highway
Scenic Drive
King's Highway Irbid
Duration: 2h 30 min
UMm Qays Archeological Site ©
UMm Qays Archeological Site Irbid
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pella ©
Historic Site
Duration: 2h 30 min