The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city in northern Jordan, on the Amman-Irbid highway. Population, 232,000 (1975). Al-Zarqa has an oil refinery and a cement plant; the city is the commercial center for an agricultural region.
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