As-Salt
The oldest school in Jordan

Al-Salt is an ancient agricultural town in west-central Jordan. It is located on the old main highway leading from Amman to Jerusalem.

It was once known as the most important settlement in the area between the Jordan valley and the eastern desert as it used to be an important trading link between the eastern and west desert.

Until the early 1920s Al-Salt was the only town of any real significance in Jordan. Thanks to its good water supply and agricultural land, it had been settled since the Iron Age.