Al Karak


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Al Karak

(äl käräk`), town (1997 est. pop. 19,000), W central Jordan. It is also known as Krak. It is a road junction and an agricultural trade center. The ancient Kir Moab (also mentioned in the Bible as Kir Hareseth, Kir Haresh, and Kir Heres), it was the walled citadel of the Moabites. Al Karak played an important role in the Crusades. The lordship of Al Karak and Montreal was one of the chief baronies of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. The brigand Reginald of Châtillon was lord of Al Karak and Montreal when, in 1187, he attacked a caravan led by Sultan SaladinSaladin
, Arabic Salah ad-Din, 1137?–1193, Muslim warrior and Ayyubid sultan of Egypt, the great opponent of the Crusaders, b. Mesopotamia, of Kurdish descent.
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 and thus provoked the events leading to the fall of Jerusalem. Al Karak was taken by Saladin in 1188 after a long siege. The town was an archiepiscopal see from the early Christian era until the Christians were massacred or expelled in 1910. A 12th-century castle built by the Crusaders at Al Karak is well preserved.
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The second phase includes a number of Jordanian schools in Amman, Al Karak, Al Ramtha, Zarqa as well as Madaba.
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The third phase of the programme involves improvements to water supply and sanitation, comprising expansion of al Karak purification station to almost double its capacity to 5,500 million cubic metres cm.
The third phase of the program entails improvements to water supply and sanitation, including expansion of al Karak purification station to almost double its capacity to 5,500 million cubic metres cm as well as rehabilitation of farmers in the Northern Jordan Valley and the establishment of agricultural societies for irrigation purposes.
The third phase of the programme entails improvements to water supply and sanitation, including expansion of al Karak purification station to almost double its capacity to 5,500 million cubic metres cm as well as rehabilitation of farmers in the Northern Jordan Valley and the establishment of agricultural societies for irrigation purposes.
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Amman, July 23 (Petra) -- Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah on Monday paid a visit to the Governorate of Al Karak, where she marked the official commencement of projects under the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) Comprehensive Development Initiative.
Mu'ta University * A workshop on population and development in both Al Karak and Tafileh governorates opened at Mu'ta University in Karak this week.
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