Mafraq

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Mafraq City
مدينة المَفْرَق
City
Mafraq city center
Mafraq city center
Mafraq City is located in Jordan
Mafraq City
Mafraq City
Coordinates: 32°20′24″N 36°12′19″E / 32.339939°N 36.205166°E / 32.339939; 36.205166Coordinates: 32°20′24″N 36°12′19″E / 32.339939°N 36.205166°E / 32.339939; 36.205166
CountryJordan
ProvinceMafraq Governorate
Founded333 B.C.
Municipality established1945
Government
 • MayorAbdullah arqan
Area
 • City14 km2 (5 sq mi)
 • Metro
128 km2 (49 sq mi)
Elevation
700 m (2,300 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • City580,000
Time zoneGMT +2
 • Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)+(962)2
Websitewww.mafraq.gov.jo

Mafraq is a city in Jordan. It is the Capital of Mafraq Governorate. It is located 80 km north of the Jordanian capital, Amman, at the crossroads of Syria from north and Iraq from east. It has an air and military base. The Amman-Damascus railway runs through the city. There is only one university in the city, Al Al-Bayt University. The university was established in 1992 and is in the eastern suburbs of Mafraq.

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