Aqaba is 's only port city. It is on the Gulf of Aqaba in the extreme south of the country. Aqaba is Jordan's window on the Red Sea. Historically the same city as on the side of the border, plans for a shared international airport and other forms of cooperation have cooled down in the past few years during a period of political tension.


  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 140,000
  • IATA airport code: AQJ
  • United Nations Location Codes: JO AQB and JO AQJ
  • Latitude: 29° 31' 36" (29.5267°) north
  • Longitude: 35° 0' 28" (35.0078°) east
  • Elevation: 46 meters (151 feet)
  • Wikidata: Aqaba
  • Wikimedia Commons: Aqaba

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Arabic: العقبة, Bulgarian: Акаба, Chinese: 亞喀巴, Czech: Akaba, Danish: Akaba, Dutch: Akaba, Estonian: Al-‘Aqabah, Finnish: Akaba, French: Aqaba, German: Aqaba, Hebrew: עקבה, Italian: Aqaba, Japanese: アカバ, Norwegian: Akaba, Persian: عقبه, Polish: Akaba, Portuguese: Aqaba, Russian: Акаба, Slovenian: Akaba, Spanish: Áqaba, Swedish: Akaba, Turkish: Akabe, Ukrainian: Акаба, Qal`at el `Aqaba, `Aqaba

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