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Wadi Mousa
وادي موسى
"Valley of Moses"
Town
Wadi Musa
Wadi Musa
Wadi Mousa is located in Jordan
Wadi Mousa
Wadi Mousa
Coordinates: 30°19′12″N 35°28′43″E / 30.32000°N 35.47861°E / 30.32000; 35.47861
Country Jordan
Province Ma'an Governorate
Elevation 850 m (2,790 ft)
Time zone GMT +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) +(962)3

Wadi Musa, (Arabic: وادي موسى‎, literally ‘Valley of Moses’), is the name of a town located in the Ma'an Governorate in southern Jordan east of Petra at latitude 30.317N and longitude 35.483E.

It is the nearest town to the archaeological site of Petra and hosts many hotels and restaurants for tourists visiting this place. Approximately 2 kilometers from the main town, there is an important Bedouin settlement.

Demographics[edit]

The census of 2004 shows that the population of Petra Department, which includes Wadi Musa and 18 other villages, with Wadi Musa being its administrative center, had a total population of 23,840 inhabitants. The male to female ratio was 51.56 to 48.44, Jordanian citizens made up 93.5% of the population of Wadi Musa.[2] The estimated population of Wadi Musa in 2009 is 26,100.

Origin of the Name[edit]

Wadi Musa means ‘Valley of Moses’ in Arabic. It is said that the prophet Moses passed through the valley and struck water from the rock for his followers at the site of Ain Musa (‘Moses's water spring’ or ‘Moses's Well’).[3] The Nabateans built channels that carried water from this spring to the city of Petra. Wadi Musa was also nicknamed the ‘Guardian of Petra’. The "Tomb of Aaron", supposed burial site of Aaron, the brother of Moses, is on nearby Mount Hor.

Economy[edit]

The town is about 250 km from Amman, Jordan's capital, and 100 km north of the port city of Aqaba. With more than 50 hotels and many tourist restaurants, its economy is almost entirely tied to tourism.

The campus of the College of Archaeology, Tourism & Hotel Management of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University is located in Wadi Musa.

References[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 30°19′11.96″N 35°28′42.37″E / 30.3199889°N 35.4784361°E / 30.3199889; 35.4784361


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1575 news items

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:24:35 -0700

The Petra Hotel Association reported that 10 of 38 hotels in Wadi Musa have shut, contributing to the loss of about 1,500 jobs in the tourism sector. Andy Jarosz said that hotels with a capacity of around 1,000 people in Aqaba had only around 30-40 ...

Ammon News

Ammon News
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 06:30:00 -0700

Visitors entering Petra the traditional way -from the village of Wadi Musa through the Siq towards the Treasury -- experience a blend of amazement and déjà vu. Yes, it is amazing, and yes, you have seen it many times before: in a dozen movies ...

Ce se intampla doctore:

Ce se intampla doctore:
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:07:30 -0800

La intrare în băile din Wadi Musa - localitatea care s-a dezvoltat în jurul sitului arheologic de la Petra - este vizibil următorul mesaj „Raţionalizează-ţi consumul de apă. Iordania este a doua cea mai săracă ţară din lume în ceea ce priveşte ...

ArchDaily

ArchDaily
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 13:00:00 -0800

The ancient stone-carved city of Petra is famous the world over. Known as one of the seven wonders of the world, the ruins generate most, if not all, of the tourism for Wadi Musa, the Jordan town that sits adjacent to the city. Tourism has also led ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:33:45 -0800

In Wadi Musa, stay in the Guest House at the entrance to the Siq leading into Petra. Do not miss the Silk tomb and Garden tomb on the way to the High Place. Return to Amman on the King's Highway, which descends into spectacular Wadi Mujib, and visit ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:15:48 -0700

The wall consists of field boulders which now survive as a mound between 3ft and 6ft (1 to 2 metres) wide. The circle is cut by the modern road from Wadi Musa to Udruh. The track is the line of the ancient Roman road from Petra to a nearby West Gate ...
 
Huffington Post
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:41:15 -0800

Pocketed away in the red-sandstone mountains of southern Jordan, between the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba, lies Petra, a desolate, lost city that was once a lively hub and a welcome oasis for traders and their caravans. The war in neighboring Syria ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:07:30 -0700

By contrast, the scale of Wadi Musa - the service town for Petra - is a surprise. Some 30,000 people live here, with 85 per cent working in tourism. Two years ago the lost city was attracting a record 40,000 tourists a month, and while visitor numbers ...
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