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Irbid is the second largest city in Jordan. Irbid was an ancient city of Aramics and was known as "Arabella". The city is situated among the country side on the northern part of Jordan, which was once a vast wheat field. Irbid is the home to most of the Universities of Jordan and the natives consider Irbid to be the "pride" of the north.

Location of Irbid
Irbid is located on the northern ridge of the mountains of Gilead about 85 km north of the capital city Amman. Other nearby located cities are Pella and Qais.

History of Irbid
Based on the archeological evidence is assumed that Irbid had been inhabited since the Bronze Age. After the advent of Islam the name of the city was changed from Arabella to Irbid. The famous "Battle of Yarmouk" occurred near the city of Irbid.

Universities in Irbid
Irbid is known as the university centre of Jordan. There are several colleges and universities located in this city. "Jordan University of Science and Technology" and "Yarmouk University" are the two most prominent universities in this region.

The extremely fertile soil and the moderate climatic condition of Irbid are perfect for growing high quality grapes. Irbid had always been known for producing some of the most exotic wines.

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Last Updated Date: September 28, 2016

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