Tafilah

city in Tafilah Governorate, Jordan

Tafileh is a city in the south of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It is the capital of Tafila Governorate. In 2015, about 27,500 people lived there.

Tafilah
الطفيلة
City
Tafilah
Tafilah
Tafilah is located in Jordan
Tafilah
Tafilah
Coordinates: 30°50′24″N 35°36′0″E / 30.84000°N 35.60000°E / 30.84000; 35.60000Coordinates: 30°50′24″N 35°36′0″E / 30.84000°N 35.60000°E / 30.84000; 35.60000
CountryJordan
ProvinceTafilah Governorate
Founded1100 B.C.
Municipality established1914
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorKhalid Huneifat
Area
 • City18.518 km2 (7.150 sq mi)
 • Metro
38.771 km2 (14.970 sq mi)
Elevation
940 m (3,080 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • City27,559
Time zoneGMT +2
 • Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)+(962)3
Websitehttp://www.tafila.jo

The city was part of the Edom kingdom. It was called Tophel at that time . Tafila was occupied by the Nabataean kingdom. After the Roman conquest, it was ruled by the Ghassanids, under the authority of Rome.

There is one university in Tafila, Tafila Technical University. The city rises 940 metres (3,080 ft) above sea level.


ReferencesEdit

  1. "The General Census - 2015" (PDF). Department of Population Statistics.