Amman, a hilly city made of white stone whose history goes back many a millennia. It is the capital of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and is the largest city of the country. Amman got its name from Ammonites capital ʿRabath Ammon’ in Biblical Hebrew and before that ‘Philadelphia’ which is ancient Greek. It is now the residence of the King of Jordan, Abdullah II.
Situated on the East Blank Plateau, the city is built on seven hills. Three major wadis run through the city which characterise it. Amman is in the center of cities: Al-Salt, Al-Zarqa, Madaba, Al-Karak and Ma’an. The only remaining natural spring in Amman supplies fresh water to the Zarqa River.
Amman has a semi-arid climate classification due to its position on the mountains near the Mediterranean climate. Where summers are mildly hot and winters are not so cold with an occasional snowfall once or twice a year.
Being the capital of a diverse Kingdom, Amman accommodates numerous ruins and is yet a modern and lively city. Among European and Arab tourist it is the major tourist destination in the region.
As per Jordanian Laws
|Languages Spoken||Arabic, English, French|
|Currency Used||Jordanian Dinar|