Mafraq is the capital city of Mafraq Governorate
Mafraq Governorate
Mafraq is one of the governorates of Jordan, located to the north-east of Amman, capital of Jordan. It has a population of 254,219 with a percentage of 4.5% of Jordan's population...

, Jordan
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, located 80 Km to the north from the Jordanian capital Amman
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 in crossroad to Syria
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 to the north and Iraq
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 to the east. It has 58,954 inhabitants (2000). Mafraq was also the location of a Transjordanian prisoner of war camp during the Arab-Israeli War, used to house soldiers taken from a Transjordanian victory at the Jewish quarter of East Jerusalem in 1948.


Mafraq is served by a station on the national railway system.


Al al-Bayt University
Al al-Bayt University
Al al-Bayt University is one of the public universities in Jordan. It is located in Mafraq city in the Mafraq Governorate, 69 km from Amman.- Academics :There are seven schools in the university:*Faculty of Science...

is the only university in the city. The university was established in 1992 and is located in the south-eastern outskirts of Mafraq city..
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