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Amman
AMMAN (English: /ɑːˈmɑːn/ ; Arabic : عمّان‎‎ _ʻammān_ pronounced ) 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 1,680 square kilometres (648.7 sq mi). 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
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Amman (other)
AMMAN is the capital and largest city in Jordan. AMMAN may refer to: * Amman
Amman
or Mariamman
Mariamman
, the South Indian Hindu goddess of disease and rain * Amman
Amman
(surname) * River Amman
Amman
, a river of south Wales * Amman
Amman
(Spokane, Washington) , a building listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places * Amman, a mediaeval Swiss official, see Amtmann SEE ALSO * Aman (other) * Ammann (other) * Amtmann This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title AMMAN. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Amman_(other) additional terms may apply
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Abdali Project
Coordinates : 31°57′49.6″N 35°54′22.1″E / 31.963778°N 35.906139°E / 31.963778; 35.906139 ABDALI PROJECT is a project in the district of Al-Abdali in Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
. It is being developed on 384,000 square metres (0.148 sq mi) of land, intending to create a total built-up area of over 1,700,000 square metres (0.66 sq mi) consisting of hotels, apartments, offices, commercial outlets and entertainment. Abdali is valued at more than US $5 Billion. It is being developed as a smart district that strives to become a regional business and tourism hub. It is provided with an extensive telecom and media infrastructure that enables the deliverance of state-of-the-art technologies to the project. It also offers district energy solutions to guarantee a safe environment along with large savings in energy costs by increasing efficiency and decreasing pollution
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Temple Of Hercules (Amman)
TEMPLE OF HERCULES is a historic site in the Amman Citadel
Amman Citadel
in Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
. It was built in the same period as the Roman amphitheater below between (162-166) AD. It is thought to be the most significant Roman structure in the Amman Citadel
Amman Citadel
, according to an inscription the temple was built when Geminius Marcianus was governor of the Province of Arabia (AD 162-166). The site also contains a hand carved out of stones resembling the hand of Hercules. REFERENCES * ^ "Temple of Hercules, Citadel, Amman, Jordan". art-and-archaeology.com. * ^ "The Temple of Hercules". Rough Guides. Coordinates : 31°57′14″N 35°56′06″E / 31.9538°N 35.9349°E / 31.9538; 35.9349 Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Temple_of_Hercules_(Amman) additional terms may apply
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Amman Citadel
Coordinates : 31°57′17″N 35°56′03″E / 31.9547°N 35.9343°E / 31.9547; 35.9343 The AMMAN CITADEL is a historical site at the center of downtown Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
. Known in Arabic
Arabic
as JABAL AL-QAL\'A, (جبل القلعة), the L-shaped hill is one of the seven jabals(mountains) that originally made up Amman. Evidence of occupation since the pottery Neolithic
Neolithic
period has been found. It was inhabited by different peoples and cultures until the time of the Umayyads
Umayyads
, after which came a period of decline and for much of the time until 1878 the former city became an abandoned pile of ruins only sporadically used by Bedouin and seasonal farmers. Despite this gap, the Citadel of Amman
Amman
is considered to be among the world's oldest continuously inhabited places
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King Abdullah I Mosque
The KING ABDULLAH I MOSQUE in Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
was built between 1982 and 1989. It is capped by a magnificent blue mosaic dome beneath which 3,000 Muslims may offer prayer. Tourists are allowed to visit. Men must have long trousers on. Women must cover their heads, arms and legs
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Raghadan Flagpole
The RAGHADAN FLAGPOLE is a 126.8-metre (416 ft) tall flagpole located in Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
. It was built from steel and erected on the grounds of Raghadan Palace
Raghadan Palace
at the royal compound of Al-Maquar . The leader of Jordan, King Abdullah II , officially hoisted the country's flag on 10 June 2003. It was the tallest free-standing flagpole in the world at the time, and is clearly visible across the capital as well as from as far away as 20 kilometres (12 mi). It is illuminated, making it visible at night, and was also developed to withstand earthquakes and bad weather. It flies a 60-by-30-metre (200 by 100 ft) flag . Although it is a distinctive landmark, the excessive noise created during high winds has resulted in the flag being lowered during periods of bad weather
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Abdoun Bridge
WADI ABDOUN BRIDGE is a bridge in Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
. The only cable-stayed bridge in the country, it crosses the Wadi Abdoun . The building of the bridge commenced on 14 December 2002 and it was opened on 14 December 2006 and was built by Larsen "> * ^ Janberg, Nicolas (2008). "Structurae (en): Wadi Abdoun Bridge (2006)". Retrieved 2008-04-18. * ^ Taylor, Eddie (November 2006). "Spanning the Future" (PDF). Royal Jordanian . Archived from the original (PDF) on November 22, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-18. * ^ "Abdoun Bridge". Archived from the original on February 22, 2008. Retrieved April 18, 2008. * ^ Srinivasan, Gopal (December 2007). "Design for Construction, Economy and Elegance in Concrete Bridges" (PDF). Structural Concrete (fib-news). International Federation for Structural Concrete . 8 (4): 213–217. ISSN 1464-4177 . doi :10.1680/stco.2007.8.4.213
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Umayyad Palace
The UMAYYAD PALACE is a large palatial complex from the Umayyad period, located on the Citadel Hill (Jabal al-Qal'a) of Amman
Amman
, Jordan . Built during the first half of the 8th century, it is now largely ruined, with a restored domed entrance chamber, known as the "kiosk" or "monumental gateway"
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Hejaz Railway
The HEJAZ (or HEDJAZ) RAILWAY (Turkish : Hicaz Demiryolu) was a narrow gauge railway (1,050 mm/​3 ft 5 11⁄32 in track gauge ) that ran from Damascus
Damascus
to Medina
Medina
, through the Hejaz
Hejaz
region of Saudi Arabia , with a branch line to Haifa
Haifa
on the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
. It was a part of the Ottoman railway network and was built to extend the line from the Haydarpaşa Terminal
Haydarpaşa Terminal
in Kadikoy beyond Damascus
Damascus
to the holy city of Mecca
Mecca
. It got no further than Medina
Medina
, 400 kilometres (250 mi) short of Mecca, due to the interruption of the construction works caused by the outbreak of World War I
World War I

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Roman Theater (Amman)
Amman
Amman
's ROMAN THEATRE is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman theatre . A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital, it dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia. The theatre and the nearby Odeon are flanking the new Hashemite Plaza from the south and the east respectively, while the Roman Nymphaeum is just a short stroll away in south-westerly direction. HISTORYThe theatre was built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 CE). The large and steeply raked structure could seat about 6,000 people: built into the hillside, it was oriented north to keep the sun off the spectators. It was divided into three horizontal sections (diazomata). Side entrances (paradoi) existed at ground level, one leading to the orchestra and the other to the stage
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Jordan
JORDAN (/ˈdʒɔːrdən/ ; Arabic : الأردن‎‎ _Al-Urdunn_), officially THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN ( Arabic : المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية‎‎ _Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Ḥāshimīyah_), is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia , on the East Bank of the Jordan River . Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and south; Iraq to the north-east; Syria to the north; Israel , Palestine and the Dead Sea to the west; and the Red Sea in its extreme south-west. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman , is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre. What is now Jordan has been inhabited by humans since the Paleolithic period
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Governorates Of Jordan
Jordan
Jordan
is divided into twelve governorates (muhafazah ) by the administrative divisions system of the Ministry of Interior. In 1994, four new governorates were created: Jerash
Jerash
, Ajloun , Madaba and Aqaba . Jerash
Jerash
Governorate and Ajloun Governorate were split from Irbid Governorate , Madaba Governorate was split from Amman
Amman
Governorate and Aqaba
Aqaba
Governorate was split from Ma\'an Governorate . Governorates are further subdivided into districts (liwa) and often into sub-districts (qda)
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Amman Governorate
AMMAN GOVERNORATE, officially known as MUHAFAZAT AL-ASIMA (Arabic محافظة العاصمة, English translation: The Capital Governorate), is one of the governorates in Jordan
Jordan
. The governorate's capital is the city of Amman
Amman
, which is also the country's capital. The administrative center of the governorate as well as all government offices and parliament are located in the Abdali district. The Amman
Amman
Governorate has the largest population of the 12 governorates of Jordan
Jordan
. It borders Zarqa Governorate to the north and north east, the governorates of Balqa and Madaba to the west, Karak and Ma\'an governorates to the south. It also shares an international border with Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
from the east
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Mayor
In many countries, a MAYOR (/ˈmɛər/ or /ˈmeɪər/ , from the Latin
Latin
_maior_ , meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town . Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs regarding the powers and responsibilities of a mayor as well as the means by which a mayor is elected or otherwise mandated. Depending on the system chosen, a mayor may be the chief executive officer of the municipal government, may simply chair a multi-member governing body with little or no independent power, or may play a solely ceremonial role. Options for selection of a mayor include direct election by the public, or selection by an elected governing council or board
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