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Wadi Mousa
وادي موسى
"Valley of Moses"
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.


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.


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.



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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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 ...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:33:45 -0800

Air disimpan secara efisien untuk seluruh kota, dialirkan melalui pipa-pipa tanah liat dari Wadi Musa. Pipa air juga dipasang sepanjang jalur perdagangan yang tandus di timur hingga ke Mediterania. Orang al-Anbaath penyembah Manat, Latta, Uzza dan ...


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 ...

pv magazine

pv magazine
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:03:45 -0700

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation will co-finance a 20 MW solar PV plant in southern Jordan. Wadi Musa, Jordan. SunEdison will build and operate the 20 MW PV plant, which will ...


Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:40:16 -0700

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Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:36:44 -0700

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