Jerash Zip code


About Jerash

Jerash is a city in Jordan's northern region. The city, which serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jerash Governorate, has a population of 50,745 people as of the year 2015. It is situated 48 kilometres (30 miles) north of Amman, the country's capital city.
At Tal Abu Sowan, a Neolithic site near Jerash, where rare human bones dating back to roughly 7500 BC were discovered, the oldest traces of human presence in the area may be found. When the 749 Galilee earthquake struck, large portions of Jerash were destroyed, and subsequent earthquakes added to the devastation. Jerash flourished during the Greco-Roman periods until the mid-eighth century CE, when the earthquake destroyed large portions of it, and subsequent earthquakes added to the devastation. Atabeg of Damascus Zahir ad-Din Toghtekin, in the year 1120, ordered a garrison of forty men to construct a fort at an unknown location among the remains of the old city, most likely the highest point of the city walls in the north-eastern hills, which they did. This fortress was seized and completely destroyed by Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem, in 1121. When this happened, the Crusaders promptly abandoned Jerash and fled to Sakib (Seecip), which was the settlement's eastern boundary.
Jerash was thereafter abandoned until the advent of Ottoman authority in the early 16th century, when it was re-established as a city. It had a population of 12 Muslim households when the census was taken in 1596. Archaeologists, on the other hand, discovered a tiny Mamluk village in the Northwest Quarter, indicating that Jerash had been resettled prior to the Ottoman period. As a result of new findings, which include a substantial concentration of Middle Islamic/Mamluk buildings and ceramics, the excavations done since 2011 have thrown light on the Middle Islamic period. Extensive excavations, which began in 1925 and have continued to this day, have progressively uncovered the ruins of the old city.
Today, Jerash is home to one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman towns in the world, earning it the moniker "Pompeii of the East" for its preservation. According to official figures, over 330,000 people came to Jerash in 2018, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jordan. The city is home to the Jerash Festival, which is one of the most important cultural events in the Middle East, drawing tens of thousands of tourists each year to the city.


What is Jerash Address Format?

shahrukh Ali
12 Jereer St
Kofor Khal
Jerash-26125
Jordan

What is Jerash Zipcode Format?
Jerash Jordan Postal code format