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About Mādabā

Madaba (Arabic: مادبا; Biblical Hebrew: Medvah; Ancient Greek: Μήδαβα) is the capital city of Madaba Governorate in central Jordan, with a population of about 60,000. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of the Holy Land. Madaba is located 30 km south-west of the capital Amman.

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