Balqa is one of the governorates of Jordan. It is placed northwest of Amman, Jordan's capital. The governorate has the fourth biggest populace of the 12 governorates of Jordan, and is ranked tenth by vicinity. It has the 0.33 highest population density within the kingdom after Irbid Governorate and Jerash Governorate. The historic name Balqa' became implemented to the whole region of the jap plateau of the Jordan valley as early as the seventh century whilst Heraclius' brother Theodore fought an early campaign against the Arabs on the methods to southern Syria.
During World War I, the British navy led by using General Edmund Allenby entered Salt on twenty fourth of March 1918, in the Battles for Amman campaign, marking the cease of a 500-12 months Ottoman rule. On March 21, 1968, the metropolis of Karameh close to Shouna al-Janubiyya was the web site of Battle of Karameh, between Israel on one side, and Jordan and Palestinian forces on the alternative aspect. It became one in all the most important military confrontations of the War of Attrition, in the length between the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973.