Zarqa

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Zarqa

(ˈzɑːkə)
n
(Placename) the second largest town in Jordan, northeast of Amman. Pop: 494 000 (2005 est)
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Noun1.Zarqa - city in northwestern Jordan
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan - an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
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Dawson's Field (unused RAF airstrip in desert), Zerqa, Jordan
Most Salafist extremists come from marginalised towns and cities such as Zerqa, Maan, Irbid and refugee camps where economic conditions are dire and unemployment among youth is higher than the national average.
Further afield is the Azure Window (or Tieqa Zerqa in Maltese) - a limestone arch near Dwejra Bay, popular with scuba divers as well as visitors.
In the Jordanian city of Zerqa on Friday, hundreds of militant Salafists confronted police and other protesters using bats, knives and daggers.