Amman Govrenorate

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Caipital Govrenorate (محافظة العاصمة)
Govrenorate
Amman in Jordan.svg
The Caipital Govrenorate
Kintra Jordan
Subdiveesions
Capital Amman
 - elevation 777 m (2,549 ft)
 - coordinates 31°56′59″N 35°55′58″E / 31.94972°N 35.93278°E / 31.94972; 35.93278Coordinates: 31°56′59″N 35°55′58″E / 31.94972°N 35.93278°E / 31.94972; 35.93278
Area 7,579.2 km2 (2,926 sq mi)
Population 2,367,000 (2010)
Density 312.3/km2 (809/sq mi)
Govrenor Samir Mubaidhin
Timezone GMT +2
 - summer (DST) +3
Area code +(962)6
Urban 94%
Rural 6%
'Ain Ghazal Venus dates back tae 7250 BC

Offeecially kent as Muhafazat al-Asima (Arabic محافظة العاصمة, Scots translation: The Caipital Govrenorate), Amman Governorate is ane o the govrenorates - locally kent as muhafazat - in Jordan. This govrenorate's caipital is the Ceety o Amman, It is an aa Jordan's caipital an lairgest ceety. The admeenistrative centre o the govrenorate as well as aw govrenment offices an parliament are locatit in the Abdali destrict.

The Capital Governorate haes the lairgest population o the 12 govrenorates o Jordan. It borders Zarqa Govrenorate frae the north an north east, the govrenorates o Balqa an Madaba frae the wast, Kerak an Ma'an govrenorates frae the sooth. It an aa shares an internaitional mairch wi Saudi Arabie frae the east.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The land covered bi the Caipital Govrenorate haes been inhabitit syne the prehistoric age, ruins o ceevilizations as early as 7250 BC hae been discovered at 'Ain Ghazal near Amman, the site itsel is ane o the lairgest prehistoric settlements in the Middle East.

Amman wis the caipital an strang hauld o the Ammonites, which thay cried Rabbath Ammon, the Ammonites ruled amaist the entire land o the Caipital Govrenorate. Efter the Romans teuk control o the region, Amman wis renamed as Philladelphia, an wis ane o the ten Roman Decapolis ceeties. Follaein the Arab Muslim conquests, Philadelphia reclaimed the name Amman.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The climate o the Caipital Govrenorate is that o the Eastren Mediterranean climate. Housomeivver syne Amman is locatit on a hilly plateau, the average annual precipitation an temperature generally mey vary significantly frae ane location tae anither, even athin the ceety o Amman. For instance, it mey be snawin in the Sweileh destrict which haes an elevation o 1050 m abuin sea level, but cloudy wi nae rain in the Amman ceety center, which haes an elevation o 780 m.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the Jordan Naitional Census o 2004, the tot population o the Caipital Govrenorate wis 1,942,066, o whom 88% wur Jordanian ceetizens [1]. Housomeivver, in the years 2004-2007 thare wis a rapid increase in the population o Jordan wi the arrival o aboot 700,000 Iraqis, maist o them settled in Amman.

Admeenistrative depairtments[eedit | eedit soorce]

Abdali Destrict forms the hert o Amman
Wadi Al Seer Depairtment

Airticle 4 o the admeenistrative diveesions seestem o the Jordanian Meenistry o Interior states that the Caipital Govrenorate is dividit intae nine depairtments [2], five o thir depairtments include the destricts o Metropolitan Amman.

Depairtments o the Caipital Govrenorate bi population (2004)[1]
Depairtment Arabic Name Subdiveesions population (2004) Admeenistrative Center
1 Caipital Depairtment (Al-Qasaba) لواء قصبة عمان includes sax o Amman metropolitan destricts 552,511 Abdali
2 Marka Depairtment لواء ماركا includes fower o Amman metropolitan destricts 483,819 Marka
3 Al-Qwesmeh Depairtment لواء القويسمة includes three o Amman metropolitan destricts 257,260 Al Juwayyidah
4 Varsity Depairtment لواء الجامعة includes sax o Amman metropolitan destricts 279,359 Jubaiha
5 Wadi Al Seer Depairtment لواء وادي السير includes three o Amman metropolitan destricts an 12 ither touns an veelages 173,792 Wadi Al Seer
6 Naour Depairtment لواء ناعور includes 25 touns an veelages 66,220 Naour
7 Sahab Depairtment لواء سحاب includes 7 touns an veelages 57,037 Sahab
8 Al Jizah Depairtment لواء الجيزة Includes 62 touns an veelages 42,051 Al Jizah
9 Muwaqqar Depairtment لواء الموقر includes 26 touns an veelages 30,017 Muwaqqar

Touns an veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

`Abdun, Abu `Alandah, Adh Dhuhaybah, Al `Al, Al `Amiriyah, Al `Arid, Al `Arudah, Al Bahhath, Al Bassah, Al Bunayyat al Janubiyah, Al Bunayyat ash Shamaliyah, Al Hawwasiyah, Al Hummar, Al Jizah, Al Jubayhah, Al Judayyidah, Al Jumayyil, Al Juwayyidah, Al Lubban, Al Mabrak, Al Mahattah, Al Manakhir, Al Mathluthah, Al Muqabalayn, Al Mushaqqar, Al Mushayrifah, Al Mushayrifah, Al Muwaqqar, Al Qartu`iyah, Al Qastal, Al Qunaytirah, Al Qurayyat, Al Quwayjiyah, Al Quwaysimah, Al Yadudah, `Ammuriya, An Naqubah, An Nuwayjis, `Ara`ir, Ar Rabahiyah, Ar Rajib, Ar Riwaq, Ash Shufatah, Ash Shumaysani, Ash Shuqayq, As Samik, As Saqrah, Ath Thughrah, `Atruz, At Tunayb, Barazin, Barzah, Barzah, Bayt Zir`ah, Biddin, Bilal, Buqay` al Qababi`ah, Dab`ah, Dhiban, Dhuhaybah, Dulaylat al Hama'idah, Dulaylat al Mutayrat, Halaq ash Shuqayq, Hawwarah, Hisban, `Iraq al Amir, Jalul, Jawa, Juraynah, Khilda, Khirbat `Assaf, Khirbat as Sahilah, Khirbat Badran, Khirbat Khaww, Khirbat Siran, Khuraybat as Suq, Kufayr Abu Sarbut, Kufayr al Wakhyan, Kufayrat Abu Khinan, Madaba, Ma`in, Manja, Marka, Mukawir, Mulayh, Murayjimat Ibn Hamid, Natl, Na`ur, Qasr al Hallabat, Qubur `Abd Allah, Qurayyat Falhah, Qurayyat Nafi`, Qurayyat Salim, Rujaym Salim, Rujm ash Shami, Rujm ash Shara'irah, Sahab, Shunat Ibn `Adwan, Sufah, Sumiya, Suwaylih, Tabarbawr, Tila` al `Ali, Umm al `Amad, Umm al Birak, Umm al Hanafish, Umm al Kundum, Umm al Qanafidh, Umm ar Rasas, Umm as Summaq, Umm Juraysat, Umm Nuwarah, Umm Qusayr, Umm Qusayr, Umm Rummanah, Umm Shujayrah al Gharbiyah, Umm Zuwaytinah, `Urjan al Gharbiyah, `Urjan ash Sharqiyah, `Uyun adh Dhi'b, Wadi as Sir, Yajuz, Zaba'ir `Udwan, Zuwayza

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2004 Census
  2. Ministry of Interior Administrative Devisions