Name of City/municipality: Al Russeifa
Population: 650000 (2019)
Area: 40 km²
The city extends from the borders of the Amman municipality in the west to the borders of Zarka in the east and from the Autostrad Street in the south to the borders of Zarka municipality in the north.
Name of Mayor: Mr. Oussama Mahmoud Haymour
Al Russeifa is known for the abundance of phosphate mineral in it. Thus holding the Jordanian Phosphate Mines company since 1934. Its location on the Amman-Al Mafraq axe makes it a strategic city as it constitutes a checkpoint in the transit between the capital and the north thus having an important economical role and potential aside its various industries and natural resources.
Main economic activities:
The commercial sector in Al Russeifa is very active as the city contains large commercial areas, the city contains more than 1101 shops and commercial offices and 146 factories and companies. Many heavy industries are also based in there. Aside commercial and industrial activities, tourism is also a main pillar of the city’s economy where 282 restaurants and many sites are spread all over the area, representing an important asset for tourism and economy in the city.
Conditions and Environmental Challenges:
Al Russeifa enjoys the presence of good standards in all essential services such as water, electricity, road networks and highways benefiting its residents and setting the ground floor to all economical and industrial activity. The city still faces major challenges, both in terms of solutions to the inner city mobility crisis and in terms of scientific solutions to the treatment of its solid waste.
At 700 meters above sea level, the weather is characterized by moderation in summer and winter temperatures with annual average rainfalls of 300 mm. However, climate change is affecting the city, traduced by the increase in temperature and shift in the rainy season, thus affecting groundwater levels as well as the agricultural sector.