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The GREATER AMMAN MUNICIPALITY (GAM; Arabic : أمانة عمان الكبرى‎‎) is the municipality (amanah ) incorporating the metropolitan region of Amman
Amman
, the capital of Jordan
Jordan
, and the bulk of the population of the larger Amman
Amman
Governorate .

The municipal council was established in 1909. In 1914, the city of Amman
Amman
was made the head of the Amman
Amman
district. The city's population at the time was only 1,500-2,000 people. As of 2008, population was at 2.2 million, or 40% of Jordan's population. As of 2016, population was at 4 million in 22 districts. In February 2016, the municipality announced plans to incorporate additional districts.

DISTRICTS

RANK DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOODS AREA (KM2) POPULATION (2004)

1 Al-Madinah 2 3.1 38,465

2 Basman 6 13.4 223,816

3 Marka 4 23 99,818

4 Al-Nasr 5 28.4 150,000

5 Al-Yarmouk 3 5.5 207,866

6 Ras Al-Ein 3 0.68 118,232

7 Bader 5 0.01 250,000

8 Zahran 5 13.8 60,000

9 Al-Abdali 4 15 120,000

10 Tareq 4 25 100,000

11 Qweismeh 13 45.9 156,781

12 Kherbet Al-Souk 16 0.5 100,000

13 Al-Mgablein 8 23 60,000

14 Wadi Al-Seer 11 80 136,000

15 Badr Al-Jadeedah 7 19 15,000

16 Sweileh 4 20 69,400

17 Tla' Al-Ali 8 19.8 129,812

18 Jubeiha 9 25.9 71,828

19 Shafa Badran 14 45 35,000

20 Abu Nseir 6 50 50,000

21 Uhod 9 250 40,000

22 Al-Jeezah 27 558 57,000

REFERENCES

* ^ "Amman-Elevation". Retrieved 2008-04-20. * ^ " Amman
Amman
Travel Guide". HotelCentral.com. Retrieved 2008-04-19. * ^ "About Amman". Municipality of Amman. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-04-19. * ^ Muath Freij, Amman
Amman
municipality to include new districts to serve rising population, _The Jordan
Jordan
Times_, 21 February 2016.

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