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Ammān
عمّان ʿAmmān
Ceety
A view frae Amman Citadel Hill

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Ammān is located in Jordan
Ammān
Ammān
Coordinates: 31°56′59″N 35°55′58″E / 31.94972°N 35.93278°E / 31.94972; 35.93278
Kintra Banner o Jordan Jordan
Govrenorate Caipital Govrenorate
Foondit 7000 BC
Municipality 1909
Government
 • Mayor Abdul Halim Kilani
Area
 • Ceety 1,680 km2 (650 sq mi)
Elevation 777–1,400 m (2,564 ft)
Population (2010)[1][2]
 • Urban 1,919,000
 • Metro 2,125,000
Time zone GMT +2
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) +962(6)
Website http://www.ammancity.gov.jo/en/gam/index.asp

Amman (pronounced /ɑːˈmɑːn/; Arabic: عمّان‎, ʿAmmān) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Hashemite Kinrick o Jordan. A ceety o ower 2 million inhabitants (2010 estimate),[3] it is the kintra's poleetical, cultural an commercial centre an ane o the auldest continuously inhabitit ceeties in the warld.[4] Amman is the admeenistrative seat o the homonymous govrenorate.

Amman wis named ane o the Middle East an North Africae's best ceeties accordin tae economic, labour, enviornmental, an socio-cultural factors.[5]

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety is admeenistered as the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) an covers 27 destricts which include:[6]

1 Âbdali 4 Qwésmé, Jwaydé, Abu Âlanda and Raqim 7 Müwaqar 10 Bader è Jadida 13 Jbeyha 16 Mārka 19 Ohod 22 Şhafa Badran 25 Tlaâ’l Âli
2 Abu Nsér 5 Yarmuk 8 Mqabalayen 11 Basmān 14 Khraybet essouq 17 Médina 20 Rās ıl Êyn 23 Swéyleh 26 Vādi'l Sér
3 Um-Ožayna 6 Jizah 9 Bader 12 Hüsbān 15 Marj ıl Hamām 18 Naûr 21 Sahāb 24 Tariq 27 Zahrān
Aerial photograph o Amman
View o a roondaboot in Amman
The Rainbow Cinema in Jabal Amman, locatit on Rainbow Street

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

A historic biggin in Jabel Webdeh
A Moabite sarcophagus in Jordan Archaeological Museum
Keeng Abdullah I Mosque, ane o the maist famous modren structurs in Amman.

Cuisine[eedit | eedit soorce]

The New York Times praised the cuisine o Amman. "You’ll fynd the bricht vegetables frae Lebanon, crunchy falafels frae Sirie, juicy kebabs frae Egyp an, maist recently, spicy meat dishes frae Jordan’s neebour, Iraq. It’s kent as the fuid o the Levant — a auncient wird for the aurie boondit bi the Mediterranean Sea an the Arabie Peninsula. But the fuid here isna juist the sum ofits calories. In this poleetically, releegiously an ethnically fraucht corner o the warld, it is a seembol o bloodlines an identity."[7]

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amman-based fitball clubs Al-Wihdat an Al-Faisaly hae wan the naitional league several times.

The 2007 Asian Championships in Athletics an 2009 IAAF Warld Cross Kintra Championships wur hauden in the ceety.

Amman hosts the Jordan Rally, whilk form pairt o the FIA Warld Rally Championship, becomin the lairgest sportin event hauden in Jordan iver. Amman an aa hosts the Sama Tournament whilk is a pairt o the Trillium Championship.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Amman is twinned wi:[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.dos.gov.jo/dos_home/dos_home_e/main/index.htm
  2. http://www.trueknowledge.com/q/amman_population_in_2011
  3. "DoS Jordan". Dos.gov.jo. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  4. Business Optimization Consultants B.O.C. "Jordan - Touristic Sites - Amman". Kinghussein.gov.jo. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  5. http://sify.com/news/abu-dhabi-voted-best-city-in-mena-region-news-international-kl0wuhjcbdc.html
  6. "Greater Amman Muncipality - GAM Interactive". Ammancity.gov.jo. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  7. Pergament, Danielle (13 January 2008). "All the Foods of the Mideast at Its Stable Center". The New York Times. 
  8. "Amman’s Relations with Other Cities". 
  9. "Sister Cities". Beijing Municipal Government. Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  10. "International Relations - São Paulo City Hall - Official Sister Cities". Prefeitura.sp.gov.br. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  11. "Milano - Città Gemellate". © 2008 Municipality of Milan (Comune di Milano). Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  12. "Sarajevo Official Web Site : Sister cities". Sarajevo.ba. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 

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