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Zarqa

Administration
Full nameZarqa City
Native nameمدينة الزرقاء
az-Zarqāʔ
Settlement typeCity
CountryJordan
GovernorateZarqa Governorate
Settled1902
Municipality1929
Government
TypeMunicipality
MayorMuhammed Al-Gweri
Geography
Total Area23.2 sq mi (60 km2)
Elevation2030.8 ft (619 m)
Demography
Total Population395227 (2004)
Other information
Time zoneUTC+2 (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)UTC+3 (UTC+3)
Area code+(962)5

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Az-Zarqāʔ ( ; BGN: Az Zarqāʼ; local pronunciation ez-Zergā, ez-Zer'a, or ez-Zarka) is a city in Jordan located to the northeast of Amman. With a population of 440,227, it is the country's third largest city after Amman and Irbid. Zarqa is the capital of Zarqa Governorate (Arabic محافظة الزرقاء Muħāfazat az-Zarqā). Its name means "the blue one".


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