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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.[1] 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’).[2] 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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El Confidencial Digital

El Confidencial Digital
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:04:45 -0700

La tradición local afirma que el manantial de Wadi Musa (el valle de Moisés), justo a las afueras de Petra, es el lugar en el que Moisés golpeó una roca de la que salió abundante agua. Además, según apuntan algunos estudios, podría haber sido la última ...

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Noticias SIN - Servicios Informativos Nacionales
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:18:16 -0700

PUERTO PLATA, República Dominicana.- El director regional de Salud Pública de esta ciudad, Wadi Musa, confirmo que cuatro personas de origen Africano estuvieron en el país durante este fin de semana y que se hospedaron en un hotel de la costa del ...

FOCUS Online

FOCUS Online
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:15:28 -0700

Sechs Monate lebte und arbeitete die heute 59-Jährige im jordanischen Wadi Musa. Den Rest des Jahres verbrachte sie mit Touren durch Asien, Australien, Neuseeland, die Südsee und Brasilien. LEON SCHULZ - MIT DEM SEGELSCHIFF IN DIE KARIBIK.

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nachrichten.at
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:07:30 -0700

In Hotels wird der rote Teppich ausgerollt, Die Hotelkette Mövenpick musste sogar eines ihrer zwei Hotels vor Petra im Ort Wadi Musa schließen... Der Eintritt zu Petra, der Stadt der Nabatäer, der Römer und der Beduinen, die 2500 Jahre Geschichte auf ...
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