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.

Al Qatraneh or Al Qatrana
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; 36.04722
Country Jordan
GovernorateKarak Governorate
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorFaisal Alasfar
 • Total7,070
Time zoneUTC+2 (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (UTC+3)
Area code+(962)3

History Edit

The town is famous for its historic Qasr Al-Qatraneh, which was built in the Ottoman era as a waystation for pilgrims on their way to Hajj.

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.

See also Edit

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, pp. 334335