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Amman is the capital of Jordan. The city is located in the northwest of the country, only a few tens of kilometers from the West Bank and the Dead Sea. The city originated in a valley, but due to the increase in population, the surrounding hills were later also built on. Archaeological finds from the Neolithic era have been made near Amman. In the Roman period, Amman, then Philadelphia, was part of the cities of the Decapolis. From the Greco-Roman period, remains of the city walls, a temple dedicated to Zeus-Ammon, an odeon and an amphitheater have been preserved.

Modern Amman was founded in 1878, when the Ottoman Empire settled a group of Cherkessian immigrants here. They formed the majority of the population until the mid-twentieth century. It was partly due to a large immigration of Palestinians, who fled to Jordan from 1948 because of the Arab-Israeli conflict, that the city experienced a great growth. Especially after 1967 there was a very strong immigration. The Black September armed conflict was fought in Amman.

Amman is a modern metropolis. The number of inhabitants is still rising sharply. Economically, things are going so well in Amman that many foreign companies are establishing themselves there. The stock exchange of Amman is called the Amman Stock Exchange. Important means of transportation are the bus, the taxi, and the shared taxi. Amman is the main hub of the Jordanian transport system.

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Amman is the capital of the Kingdom Jordan. It's one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the world. Amman is located in a very hilly area of northwestern Jordan. The original city was built on seven hills. It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists

To visit:

the fortress Jabal Al-Qala'at . The biggest tourist attraction of the city. Situated on the highest hill. The citadel has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Here housed the city of Ammon, then in Roman times Temple of Hercules, and in subsequent years the Byzantine church. Today it houses an archaeological museum and the citadel itself is an outstanding archaeological park. The view from here of the city is great.


Amman Airport is called Queen Alia International Airport in full and is named after Queen Alia, the third wife of King Hussein of Jordan. The airport is situated 32 kilometers south of Amman city center. The Airport Express Bus takes you form the airport to the city center and Amman International Airport is can be reached by car via freeway 15.


Recently constructed public transportation system and a national railway, and the expansion of roads, are intended to ease the traffic generated by the millions of annual visitors to the city. The city has frequent bus connections to other cities in Jordan, as well as to major cities in neighboring countries.

Weather :

Amman's position on the mountains near the Mediterranean climate zone . Summers are mildly hot and breezy, however, one or two heat waves may occur during summer. Spring is brief and warm, where highs reach 28 °C (82 °F). Spring usually starts between April and May, and last about a month. Around the end of November is the period in which winter usually starts and continues from early to mid March. 

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