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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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Flagpole
A FLAG is a piece of fabric (most often rectangular or quadrilateral) with a distinctive design that is used as a symbol , as a signaling device, or as decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphic design employed, and flags have since evolved into a general tool for rudimentary signalling and identification, especially in environments where communication is similarly challenging (such as the maritime environment where semaphore is used). National flags are patriotic symbols with varied wide-ranging interpretations, often including strong military associations due to their original and ongoing military uses. Flags are also used in messaging, advertising , or for other decorative purposes. The study of flags is known as vexillology , from the Latin
Latin
word vexillum, meaning flag or banner . Due to the use of flags by military units, 'flag' is also used as the name of some military units. A flag (Arabic: لواء) is equivalent to a brigade in Arab countries, and in Spain, a flag (Spanish: bandera) is a battalion -equivalent in the Spanish Legion
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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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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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Raghadan Palace
RAGHADAN PALACE is a crown palace located in the Royal Court compound of Al-Maquar in Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
. Constructed in 1926, the property became the residence of King Abdullah I who would go on to order the construction of several more palaces in the surrounding area. The palace is constructed in a traditional Islamic style, with features modelled on the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
. Raghadan's Throne Room hosts several major ceremonies as well as meetings with visiting Heads of State . Costing £1,600 to build, the palace was renovated in the 1980s following a fire. The current monarch does not live at the property. REFERENCES * ^ "Bush-Maliki Talks Are Postponed". New York Times. 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2009-01-20. * ^ "The Royal Palaces". kinghussein.gov.jo
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Al-Maquar
AL-MAQUAR (Arabic : المقر‎‎, English: "Headquarters") is a royal residential complex in Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
. The compound spans 40 hectares and serves as the residence of the royal family of Jordan. The area was originally the camp-site for the armies of the Arab Revolt , who captured Amman
Amman
in 1918. The first palace to be built on the complex was the Raghadan Palace
Raghadan Palace
, completed in 1926. Raghadan became the official residence of the first King of Jordan, King Abdullah I , who then went on to commission the construction of two more, smaller palaces in the 1930s; Al-Ma'wa (The Sanctuary) and Al-Qasr as-Saghir (The Small Palace). Construction on another, larger project, the Basman Palace, began in 1950. Although it was originally intended solely as a guesthouse, Basman became King Hussein 's primary residence after he ascended to the throne in 1953, at the age of 18, following the death of Abdullah I and the brief reign of his father Talal . The King changed residence in the 1970s, this time to the Hashimiya Palace to the north-west. Following his move, Basman Palace became the official offices of the Royal Court, a function it continues to serve. Also located at Al-Maquar
Al-Maquar
is the royal graveyard, where Kings Abdullah I, Talal and Hussein were buried
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King Abdullah II
HM Queen Noor Extended royal family * HRH Prince Hamzah HRH Princess Basmah * HRH Princess Haya * HRH Princess Zein * HRH Princess Noor * HRH Princess Badiya* HRH Prince Hashim HRH Princess Fahdah * HRH Princess Haalah * HRH Princess Rayet * HRH Princess Fatima * HRH Prince Hussein * HRH Princess Iman * HRH Princess Raiyah ------------------------- * HRH Princess Haya * HRH Prince Ali HRH Princess Rym * HRH Princess Jalila * HRH Prince Abdullah-------------------------HRH Princess Muna * HRH Prince Faisal HRH Princess Zeina * HRH Princess Ayah * HRH Prince Omar * HRH Princess Sara * HRH Princess Aisha * HRH Prince Abdullah * HRH Prince Muhammad * HRH Princess Alia * HRH Princess Aisha * HRH Princess Zein -------------------------Princess Dina * HRH Princess Alia -------------------------HRH Prince Muhammad HRH Princess Taghrid * HRH Prince Talal HRH Princess Ghida * HRH Prince Hussein *
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Flag Of Jordan
The FLAG OF JORDAN , officially adopted on 18 April 1928, is based on the flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I . The flag consists of horizontal black, white, and green bands that are connected by a red chevron . The colors stand are the Pan-Arab Colors , representing the Abbasid (black band), Umayyad (white band), and Fatimid (green band) caliphates . The red chevron is for the Hashemite dynasty, and the Arab Revolt . CONTENTS * 1 Features * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links FEATURESIn addition to the bands and chevron, a white star with seven points is featured on the hoist side of the red chevron. The star stands for the unity of the Arab people . It is also said to stand for the seven verses of the first surah in the Qur\'an , or refer to the seven hills on which Amman , the capital, was built. The seven points represent faith in one God, humanity, humility, national spirit, virtue, social justice, and aspiration. Slightly different flag used from 1928 to 1939 SEE ALSO * Flag of the Arab Revolt * Palestinian flag * Kingdom of Hejaz REFERENCES * ^ "Flags of the World: Jordan". Retrieved 10 May 2015. * ^ A B "The World Fact Book: Middle east: Jordan". cia.gov. Central Intelligence Agency . Retrieved 10 May 2015. * ^ A B "National Anthem"
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Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI (US /ˈɑːbuː ˈdɑːbi/ , UK /ˈæbuː ˈdɑːbi/ ; Arabic : أبو ظبي‎‎ _Abū Ẓabī_ Emirati pronunciation ) is the capital and the second most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai ), and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi , the largest of the UAE's seven emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper had a population of 1.5 million in 2014. Abu Dhabi houses federal government offices, is the seat of the United Arab Emirates Government , home to the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE, who is from this family. Abu Dhabi's rapid development and urbanisation , coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed the city into a large and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country's center of political and industrial activities, and a major cultural and commercial centre, due to its position as the capital. Abu Dhabi accounts for about two-thirds of the roughly $400-billion United Arab Emirates economy. Abu Dhabi is the fourth most expensive city for expatriate employees in the region , and in 2014 was the 68th most expensive big city in the world
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United Arab Emirates
Coordinates : 24°N 54°E / 24°N 54°E / 24; 54 United Arab Emirates الإمارات العربية المتحدة ( Arabic
Arabic
) _Dawlat-al-Imārāt al-'Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah_ Flag Emblem ANTHEM: عيشي بلادي "Īšiy Bilādī " "Long Live my Nation" Location of United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
(green) in the Arabian Peninsula (white) CAPITAL
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Aqaba Flagpole
The AQABA FLAGPOLE in Aqaba
Aqaba
, Jordan
Jordan
is the 6th tallest free standing flagpole in the world at a height of 130 metres (430 ft), after the 170 m (558 ft) Jeddah Flagpole , 165 m (541 ft) Dushanbe Flagpole , 162 m (531 ft) National Flagpole , 160 m (525 ft) Panmunjeom flagpole and 133 m (436 ft) Ashgabat Flagpole . It carries the flag of the Arab Revolt commemorating the Battle of Aqaba
Aqaba
that took place in 1917. The flagpole can be seen from Israel
Israel
, Egypt
Egypt
, and Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
. The flagpole was built in 2004 and opened on 3 October of that year
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Jebel Ali
JEBEL ALI (Arabic : جبل علي‎‎) is a port town 35 kilometers (22 mi) southwest of Dubai
Dubai
. The Jebal Ali Port is located there. Al Maktoum International Airport has been constructed just outside the port area. Jebel Ali
Jebel Ali
is connected to Dubai
Dubai
via the UAE Exchange (formerly Jebel Ali), Danube (formerly Jebel Ali
Jebel Ali
Industrial) and Energy stations on the Dubai
Dubai
Metro . In 1985, the JAFZA was created: an industrial area surrounding the port. International companies that relocate there enjoy the special privileges of the free zone. These include exemption from corporate tax for 50 years, no personal income tax, no import or re-export duties, no restriction on currency, and easy labour recruitment. Jebel Ali
Jebel Ali
has become the port most frequently visited by ships of the United States Navy outside the United States
United States
. Due to the depth of the harbour and size of the port facilities, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and several ships of the accompanying battle group can be accommodated pierside. Due to the frequency of these port visits, semi-permanent liberty facilities (referred to by service personnel as "The Sandbox") have been erected adjacent to the carrier berth
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Jeddah Flagpole
The JEDDAH FLAGPOLE is a flagpole located at King Abdullah Square in Jeddah
Jeddah
, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
. It is the tallest flagpole in the world since 2014. The Saudi Arabian flag was unfurled on the flagpole and was inaugurated on National Day of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
23 September 2014. The flagpole is 170 metres (560 ft) high, breaking the previous record held by Dushanbe Flagpole in Tajikistan , which is 165 metres (541 ft) tall. Previous record holders included the 162-metre (531 ft) National Flagpole in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
, the 160-metre (520 ft) Panmunjeom Flagpole of Kijŏng-dong in North Korea
North Korea
, and the 133-metre (436 ft) Ashgabat Flagpole in Turkmenistan . The flag weighs 570 kilograms (1,260 lb) and is 49.5 metres (162 ft) long and 33 metres (108 ft) wide. LOCATIONThe Jeddah
Jeddah
Flagpole is located in the center of King Abdullah Square, which confronts Jeddah
Jeddah
North Corniche. The KING ABDULLAH SQUARE, also known as "Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Square", covers an area of 26,000 square meters with the flagpole in origin
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List Of Tallest Buildings In Amman
Traditionally, the buildings of Amman
Amman
, Jordan
Jordan
had a unified human scale that primarily consisted of cubic buildings ranging from one to four stories in height. This scale is being greatly compromised as a result of the advent of the high-rise buildings . The city is currently experiencing rapid growth that is reshaping the ancient city into a commercial hub. New projects and proposals in and around the city include: the Abdali Downtown project; the construction of the Jordan
Jordan
Gate Towers near the 6th Circle
6th Circle
, which is nearly completed
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List Of Towers
This is a LIST OF EXTANT TOWERS that fulfill the engineering definition of a tower : "a tall human structure, always taller than it is wide, meant for public or regular operational access by humans, but not for living in or office work, and are self-supporting or free-standing, which means no guy-wires for support." The definition means the exclusion from this list of continuously habitable buildings and skyscrapers as well as radio and TV masts . Also excluded from this list because they are not designed for public or regular operational access are bridge towers or pylons, chimneys , transmission towers , sculptures and most large statues and obelisks Towers are most often built to use their height for various purposes and can stand alone or as part of a larger structure. Some common purposes are for telecommunications , and as a viewing platform. The Tokyo Skytree , completed in February 2012, reaches a height of 634 m (2,080 ft), making it the tallest tower, and second tallest free standing structure in the world
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero). Occasionally, a book may appear without a printed ISBN if it is printed privately or the author does not follow the usual ISBN procedure; however, this can be rectified later. Another identifier, the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), identifies periodical publications such as magazines ; and the International Standard Music Number (ISMN) covers for musical scores
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