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Balqa Governorate (محافظة البلقاء)
Balqa Governorate
Country  Jordan
Cities Fuheis, Mahis
Capital Salt.
Area 1,076 km2 (415 sq mi)
Population 349,580 (2007)
Timezone GMT +2
 - summer (DST) +3
Area code +(962)5
Fuheis, one of the municipalities of Balqa Governorate
The city of Mahis

Balqa' (Arabic: البلقاءAl Balqā) is one of the governorates of Jordan. It is located northwest of Amman, Jordan's capital.

The governorate has the fourth largest population of the 12 governorates of Jordan, and is ranked 10th by Area. It has the third highest population density in the kingdom after Irbid Governorate and Jerash Governorate.

Cities and Administrative Departments

The capital of Balqa' Governorate is Salt. Balqa includes other cities such as Mahis,Fuhais and, Ain el Basha

Balqa' is divided into 5 departments:

  • Al-Balqa
  • Ardhah
  • As-Salt
  • Dair Alla
  • Shuna al-Janibiyya

The capital and largest city is As-Salt, other major cities are Fuheis, and Mahis

Nahias of Balqa

Economy

Due to its fertile mountains, the gevornorate's economy is based on agriculture, and a light industry, mainly the Cement factory in Fuheis by the Jordan Cement Factories Ltd- Lafarge.

Coordinates: 32°03′28″N 35°45′58″E / 32.05778°N 35.76611°E / 32.05778; 35.76611


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