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Wadi Musa Travel Guide  

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Wadi Musa (Arabic, translated as 'Valley of Moses'), is situated in the Aqaba Governorship of southern Jordan. It is the closest town to the archaeological site of Petra.
During the time of the Nabataeans it was known as GIA and Edomites first populated it while later it was inhabited by the Nabataeans.
At the north of Wadi Musa lies the Beida area and at about 15 km to the south there is the village of Taybeh. Nearby large cities are Amman, Gaza and Tel-Aviv.
Being a semi-desert area, the climate of Wadi Musa is arid. It is extremely hot and dry in summer and very cold in winter.
Wadi Musa is a small and sparsely populated town consisting mainly of hotels and restaurants that serve to welcome the visitors of Petra.
The official language of Wadi Musa is Arabic and the Jordanian Dinar (JD) is the National currency.

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Overall Guide : Wadi Musa, ("???? ????" in Arabic, translated as "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... more 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 name Wadi Musa means Valley of Moses in Arabic, it was report that prophet Moses passed through the valley and struck water from the rock for his followers at the site of (Ain Musa) Moses water Spring (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. Aaron, the brother of Moses, was buried in the nearby..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.The estimated population of Wadi Musa in 2009 is 26,100.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.
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