Aqaba is the only coastal city in Jordan and the most important and maximum populous city at the Gulf of Aqaba. Situated in southernmost Jordan, Aqaba is the executive centre of the Aqaba Governorate. The town had a population of 148,398 in 2015 and a land vicinity of 375 square kilometres. Today, Aqaba plays a prime position inside the improvement of the Jordanian economic system, through the vibrant exchange and tourism sectors.
The Port of Aqaba additionally serves other countries in the place. Excavations at Tall Hujayrat Al-Ghuzlan and Tall Al-Magass in Aqaba discovered that the metropolis has been an inhabited agreement due to the fact 4000 BC, with a thriving copper manufacturing on a massive scale. This period is largely unknown because of the absence of written ancient assets. Archaeologists from University of Jordan have found the sites, where they located a small building whose walls had been inscribed with human and animal drawings, suggesting that the constructing become used as a spiritual web site.