Sites & cities that bear the name of Dibon


Today in : Jordan
First trace of activity : ca. 21st century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 16th century C.E
Recorded names : Dhiban, Tpn, Tbn, Divon,Divon Gad, Karchoh

Description : Dhiban is a Jordanian town located in Madaba Governorate, approximately 70 kilometres south of Amman and east of the Dead Sea. Previously nomadic, the modern community settled the town in the 1950s. Dhiban's current population is about 15,000, with many working in the army, government agencies, or in seasonal agricultural production. A number of young people study in nearby universities in Karak, Madaba, and Amman. Most inhabitants practice Islam.

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