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Amman (; ) is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political and cultural centre. Situated in north-central Jordan, Amman is the administrative centre of the Amman Governorate. The city has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of . Today, Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities. It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists.

The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is a Neolithic site known as 'Ain Ghazal. Its successor was known as "Rabbath Ammon", which was the capital of the Ammonites, then as "Philadelphia", and finally as Amman. It was initially built on seven hills but now spans over 19 hills combining 27 districts, which are administered by the Greater Amman Municipality headed by its mayor Aqel Biltaji. Areas of Amman have either gained their names from the hills (Jabal) or valleys (Wadi) they lie on, such as Jabal Lweibdeh and Wadi Abdoun. East Amman is predominantly filled with historic sites that frequently host cultural activities, while West Amman is more modern and serves as the economic center of the city.

Approximately 2 million visitors arrived in Amman in 2014, which ranked it as the 93rd most visited city in the world and the 5th most visited Arab city. Amman has a relatively fast growing economy, and it is ranked Beta− on the global city index. Moreover, it was named one of the Middle East and North Africa's best cities according to economic, labor, environmental, and socio-cultural factors. The city is among the most popular locations in the Arab world for multinational corporations to set up their regional offices, alongside Doha and only behind Dubai. It is expected that in the next 10 years these three cities will capture the largest share of multinational corporation activity in the region.

Amman (disambiguation)

Amman is the capital and largest city in Jordan.

Amman may refer to:

  • Amman or Mariamman, the South Indian Hindu goddess of disease and rain
  • Amman (surname)
  • River Amman, a river of south Wales
  • Amman (Spokane, Washington), a building listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places
  • Amman, a mediaeval Swiss official, see Amtmann
Amman (Spokane, Washington)

Amman in Spokane, Washington is a building constructed in 1904. It was designed by architect Albert Held. The building was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1987.

Amman (surname)

Amman is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Johann Amman (1707–1741), Swiss-Russian botanist
  • Jost Amman (1539–1591), Swiss artist
  • Mir Amman, Urdu writer
  • Paul Amman (1634–1691), German physician and botanist

Usage examples of "amman".

Finally, back in Amman from Boston, Hijazi gradually accumulated bomb-making materials, including sulfuric acid and 5,200 pounds of nitric acid, which were then stored in an enormous subbasement dug by the plotters over a period of two months underneath a rented house.

Zarqa-Azraq road, traveling north from Amman, veering east into the desert.

I told the driver to take us to Jebel Amman, where the Inter-Continental is located.

From the spaces and heights of Jebel Amman it was a long walk down to the crowds around the taxi ranks near the Roman theater.

I was in Amman, sitting in the Roman theater, and I had an odd sensation.

SAS Radisson Hotel in downtown Amman, the border crossings from Jordan into Israel, and two Christian holy sites, at a time when all these locations were likely to be thronged with American and other tourists.

On the twenty-fourth, at a meeting in Amman to commemorate the first anniversary of the ACC, Saddam gave a long speech in which he said that as a result of the decline of the USSR, the Arab world needed to band together to oppose American and Israeli machinations.

Large numbers of Iraqi front companies and businessmen operate out of Amman, and naturally, with them come large numbers of Mukhabbarat personnel.

Until some other country was willing to furnish Jordan with the cheap oil and major import market its economy required, the Security Council was not going to enforce the sanctions against Amman for fear of wreaking havoc in the Hashimite Kingdom.

Baghdad could cut all trade and oil exports to Jordan and direct its agents in Amman to try to assassinate King Abdallah or encourage his Palestinian population to overthrow him.

Keeping Israel and Jordan Out of the Fray If the United States were to embark on an invasion, Washington would need to keep both Jerusalem and Amman out of it.

Iraq, and its society is too heavily penetrated by Iraqi intelligence for Amman to be able to easily handle the risks of participating openly.

This may be the most persuasive argument of all in Amman, Riyadh, and the Gulf capitals.

United States were to embark on an invasion, Washington would need to keep both Jerusalem and Amman out of it.

No rumor was too extreme to find its way into the fanciful legends that foreign travelers heard repeated with awe in Amman, the desert capital of Jordan.