Al-Karak regarded within the Kingdom of Jerusalem as Kerak, is a metropolis in Jordan regarded for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. The citadel is one of the 3 biggest castles within the area, the other being in Syria. Al-Karak is the capital town of the Karak Governorate. Al-Karak lies 140 kilometres to the south of Amman on the ancient King's Highway. It is located on a hilltop about 1,000 metres above sea stage and is surrounded on 3 aspects by using a valley. Al-Karak has a view of the Dead Sea. A city of about 32,216 human beings has been built up across the fort and it has buildings from the nineteenth-century Ottoman length.
The town is built on a triangular plateau, with the citadel at its slender southern tip. Al-Karak has been inhabited for the reason that at the least the Iron Age, and was an important city for the Moabites. In the Bible it's miles called Qer Harreseth or Kir of Moab, and is recognized as having been concern to the Assyrian empire; within the Books of Kings and Book of Amos, it's far referred to as the area where the Arameans went earlier than they settled inside the areas inside the northern of Levant, and to which Tiglath-Pileser III despatched the prisoners after the conquest of Damascus.