Irbid is the capital and largest city of the Irbid Governorate. It also has the second largest metropolitan population in Jordan after Amman, with a population of around 660,000, and is located about 70 km north of Amman on the northern ridge of the Gilead, equidistant from Pella, Beit Ras (Capitolias), and Um Qais.
Irbid has a warm Mediterranean climate with high desert influences. Temperatures range from around 14 °C in winter to over 30 °C in summer, though might drop below freezing during some nights in winter and can be as high as 40 °C in summer. Precipitation average almost 500 mm a year, with most of that falling from November till March.
The nearest airports is in Amman, about 1.5 hours away.
Regular buses connect Irbid with Amman.
See also International Telephone Calls
Jordan Post runs the postal services in the country. It has fairly reliable and cheap services and international post usually takes several days up to a week or more for countries further away. Opening hours of post offices are mostly between 7:00am and 5:00pm Saturday to Thursday and 7:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, although this depends whether it's a main city or smaller villages. In summer, there might be slighty longer opening hours. For larger packages, it might work out cheaper and certainly faster to use international courier services, including DHL, FedEx, TNT or UPS for example.
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