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The city of Salt is located west of the city of Amman. It is blessed with beautiful green nature and Jad Spring with its fresh and clean water to quench thirst. Salt was the center of the diocese of the city of Bosra first and then the city of Petra in the Byzantine era. In the time of the Crusaders, King Baudouin I imposed tax on Mount Ajloun and on the city of Salt and its suburbs.
The Mongols occupied the city and destroyed its castle. Baibars rebuilt it in 1266, and then Ibrahim Pasha destroyed the castle again in 1840, leaving little of its construction.
It is difficult to deduce the history of the ancient Salt of its effects and the sole archaeological site is the castle built by Sultan Abdulmalik in 1220 which is located in the north-east and its remaining foundations indicate that it is of the Roman era.
To the south of the city of Salt, there is a hill known as Tal El-Gador, a small temple of the Prophet Gador is located close to it, flowing to the south of AinGador. Other springs flow in the area. A settlement, believed to be Hellenic, was established on this hill and pottery remains, believed to be Romanian and Byzantium were found.
The city has at least two cemeteries; the first located on the northern slope and in the adjacent valley and the second in a place known as Sarah in Wadi Sarah. A cave was specifically designed to be a church of the dead in the Byzantine era, with walls bearing religious drawings. Other Roman tombs were discovered three kilometers south-east of the city of Salt and a narrow stone door. This tomb is dated back to the third and fourth centuries AD.
In the outskirts of Salt, although archaeologists have not yet conducted coordinated excavations, the most important archaeological sites include Khirbet al-Souk, four kilometers south of the city of Salt, Khirbet Ayoub, Khirbet Hazir, Khirbat al-Deir and Prophet Hosea Mosque, located northwest of the city of Salt. The mosque dates back to three or four centuries only, as well as Khirbet Zay, Safout and Ain al-Basha.
The city of Salt and its suburbs are rich in beauty and abundance of water and archaeological sites, but the details of its distant history are still buried deep in its soil.

Municipals | Municipals of Al Balqa'a

Municipal Name Count of Regions
Greater Salt Municipality 8
Municipality of Ain El Basha 4
New Municipality of Al - Arda 4
New Deir Ala Municipality 6
New Municipality of Maadi 4
Municipality of Sweema 1
Municipality of Al Shouna Alwstah 6
Municipality of Fuheis 1
Municipality of Mahes 1