|Municipality of Salt|
|Baladiyah Assalt transcription(s)|
|Named for||The city of Salt|
|• Greater As-Salt||72 km2 (28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||900 m (2,900 ft)|
|• Greater As-Salt||200,400|
The name Salt probably comes from the Latin word saltus which means valley of trees or thick forest as there are many trees in the area. It could have also come from the Saranac salta meaning hard stone.
Salt's first municipality was established in 1887. Fayad Afandi Al-Suboh was the appointed the head of the municipality in the same year. At the time, the municipality was responsible for organizing roads and lighting, collecting taxes and tuition, water sanitation and facilities for both men and women, charging fines, etc. Many of these duties are still carried out today. In 1933 Salt became the first town in Jordan to open a school to all denominations of people. In 1938, the area suffered an earthquake, causing the destruction of many homes and buildings. But the Municipality soon took the lead on reconstruction initiatives. But population of Salt declined 30% between 1922 and 1938. Expansions over time have caused the Municipality to reconsider its defined territory, and the list of cities and towns has come to include Al Salt, Rai, Um Juzah, Wadi al Hura, Bazbadiya, Yaraqa, Ibra, Alan, and Rmemeen, many of which were already included, and many of which were new additions dated beck to 2001. The current mayor of Salt Municipality is Slameh Hiyari who was elected in 2007 after the former mayor Maher Abu Essamen (1999–2007). In addition to the side mentioned website, you can also visit www.assault.org, which is also managed by the municipality.
Government and administrative blocks
Management Unit of Salt Center Development Projects
The first manager of this unit is Montaser Hiyari "Architect". The unit was founded in 2005 to manage and supervise development projects inside the city center.
Planning and Organization
Services and Engineering Works
Studies and Development
Environment and Health
Media and Public Relations
All parties, events, and publications put out by the municipality are organized by the Media and Public Relations division. It also supplies reports and other media to local publications and newspapers.
- "Jordan:History, Geography, Government, and Culture". Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- "Salt.Gov.jo - Local Community Multi-Media Information Portal". Archived from the original on March 13, 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-11.
- "Welcome to Salt.gov.jo website". Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- Old Houses of Jordan. TURAB 1997.
- "Libraries". Municipality of Salt. Retrieved 2008-05-12.