This is an article about the town in Jordan. For the ancient king of Axum, see GDRT.
Umm Qais or Qays is a town in northern Jordan principally known for its proximity to the ruins of the ancient Gadara, also a former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see.
It lies in the Bani Kinanah Department and Irbid Governorate in the extreme northwest of the country, near Jordan's borders with Israel and Syria. It is perched on a hilltop 378 metres above sea level overlooking the Sea of Tiberias, the Golan Heights, and the Yarmouk River gorge.
Coordinates 32°39'21.552" N 35°40'43.736" E