aqaba

Aqaba

Aqaba (English: /ˈækəbə/,`{`2`}` also US: /ˈɑːk-/;`{`3`}` Arabic: العقبة‎, romanized: al-ʿAqaba, al-ʿAgaba, pronounced `{`æl ˈʕæqaba, alˈʕagaba`}`) is the only coastal city in Jordan and the largest and most populous city on the Gulf of Aqaba.`{`4`}` Situated in southernmost Jordan, Aqaba is the administrative centre of the Aqaba Governorate.`{`5`}` The city had a population of 148,398 in 2015 and a land area of 375 square kilometres (144.8 sq mi).`{`6`}` Today, Aqaba plays a major role in the development of the Jordanian economy, through the vibrant trade and tourism sectors. The Port of Aqaba also serves other countries in the region.`{`7`}`</p> <p>Aqaba's strategic location at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea between the continents of Asia and Africa, has made its port important over the course of thousands of years.`{`7`}`

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