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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. 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 the 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
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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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Abdali Project
31°57′49.6″N 35°54′22.1″E / 31.963778°N 35.906139°E / 31.963778; 35.906139 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 , 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. The project is served by a huge intersection that eases the entrance to the project through several tunnels and bridges
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Temple Of Hercules (Amman)
TEMPLE OF HERCULES is a historic site in the 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 , 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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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 , Jordan . Known in 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 period has been found. It was inhabited by different peoples and cultures until the time of the 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 is considered to be among the world's oldest continuously inhabited places. The Citadel is considered an important site because it has had a long history of occupation by many great civilizations. Most of the buildings still visible at the site are from the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules , a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace . Though the fortification walls enclose the heart of the site, the ancient periods of occupation covered large areas
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King Abdullah I Mosque
The KING ABDULLAH I MOSQUE in Amman , Jordan was built between 1982 and 1989
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Raghadan Flagpole
The RAGHADAN FLAGPOLE is a 126.8-metre (416 ft) tall flagpole located in Amman , Jordan . It was built from steel and erected on the grounds of 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. This free-standing flagpole surpassed the previous record-holder, which was located in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates , and had held the record since 2001. The Raghadan Flagpole is 4.8 metres (16 ft) taller than the one located in the United Arab Emirates. In 2004, the flagpole lost its status as world's tallest following the construction of the Aqaba Flagpole . The latter stands at 130 metres (430 ft) tall, and is also located in Jordan. As of 2015, Raghadan is the 7TH-TALLEST free-standing flagpole in the world
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Abdoun Bridge
WADI ABDOUN BRIDGE is a bridge in Amman , 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 . Archived from the original (pdf) on November 15, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2009. * ^ "Awards for Transportation Structures 2007". Institution of Structural Engineers . Archived from the original on November 15, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2009. SEE ALSO * 4th Circle * List of tallest buildings in Amman Coordinates : 31°56′59″N 35°53′34″E / 31.94972°N 35.89278°E / 31.94972; 35.89278 _ This article about a building or structure in Jordan is a stub
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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 , 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 to Medina , through the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia , with a branch line to Haifa on the Mediterranean Sea . It was a part of the Ottoman railway network and was built to extend the line from the Haydarpaşa Terminal in Kadikoy beyond Damascus to the holy city of Mecca . It got no further than Medina , 400 kilometres (250 mi) short of Mecca, due to the interruption of the construction works caused by the outbreak of World War I . Damascus to Medina is 1,300 kilometres (810 mi). The main purpose of the railway was to establish a connection between Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire and the seat of the Islamic Caliphate , and Hejaz in Arabia , the site of the holiest shrines of Islam and the holy city of Mecca, the destination of the Hajj annual pilgrimage. Another important reason was to improve the economic and political integration of the distant Arabian provinces into the Ottoman state, and to facilitate the transportation of military forces. The railway had no debt when completed
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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. Rooms behind these entrances now house the Jordan
Jordan
Museum of Popular Tradition on the one side, and the Jordan
Jordan
Folklore Museum on the other side. The highest section of seats in a theatre, known in British English as "the gods ", even though far from the stage, offer here excellent sightlines, while the actors can be clearly heard, owing to the steepness of the cavea
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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. Three stable kingdoms emerged there at the end of the Bronze Age : Ammon , Moab and Edom . Later rulers include the Nabataean Kingdom , the Roman Empire , and the Ottoman Empire . After the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in 1916 during World War I , the Ottoman Empire was partitioned by Britain and France. The Emirate of Transjordan was established in 1921 by the then Emir Abdullah I and it became a British protectorate
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Governorates Of 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 , Ajloun , Madaba and Aqaba . Jerash Governorate and Ajloun Governorate were split from Irbid Governorate , Madaba Governorate was split from Amman Governorate and Aqaba Governorate was split from Ma\'an Governorate . Governorates are further subdivided into districts (_liwa_) and often into sub-districts (_qda_). GEOGRAPHYGeographically, the governorates of Jordan are located in one of three regions: the North Region, Central Region and the South Region. The three geographical regions are not distributed by area or populations but rather by geographical connectivity and distance among the population centres. The South Region is separated from the Central Region by the Mountains of Moab in Karak Governorate . The population centres of the Central and North Region are separated geographically by the mountains of Jerash Governorate
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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 . The governorate's capital is the city of