Akaba

Akaba

[ah-kuh-buh, ak-uh-]
noun

Origin:
1945–50

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Aqaba or Akaba (ˈækəbə)
 
n
the only port in Jordan, in the southwest, on the Gulf of Aqaba. Pop: 80 790 (2004)
 
Akaba or Akaba
 
n

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akaba

port town, extreme southwestern Jordan. It lies on the Gulf of Aqaba, an inlet of the Red Sea, just east of the Jordan-Israel frontier on the gulf. It is Jordan's only seaport. Because of freshwater springs in the vicinity, it has been settled for millennia; King Solomon's port and foundry of Ezion-geber lay nearby.

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