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Amman

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Amman is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political and cultural centre.

Jordan, officially The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.

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Situated in north-central Jordan, Amman is the administrative centre of the Amman Governorate.

Amman Governorate, officially known as Muhafazat al-Asima, is one of the governorates in Jordan.

Al Asimah means "the capital" in Arabic.

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The city has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres.

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Today, Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities.

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It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists.

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The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is a Neolithic site known as 'Ain Ghazal.

The Neolithic Age, Era, or Period, or New Stone Age, was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of the Middle East, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4,500 and 2,000 BC.

Ayn Ghazal is a neolithic archaeological site located in metropolitan Amman, Jordan, about 2 km north-west of Amman Civil Airport.

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Its successor was known as "Rabbath Ammon", which was the capital of the Ammonites, then as "Philadelphia", and finally as Amman.

Ammon was an ancient Semitic-speaking nation occupying the east of the Jordan River, between the torrent valleys of Arnon and Jabbok, in present-day Jordan.

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It was initially built on seven hills but now spans over 19 hills combining 27 districts, which are administered by the Greater Amman Municipality headed by its mayor Aqel Biltaji.

The Greater Amman Municipality is the municipality incorporating the metropolitan region of Amman, the capital of Jordan, and the bulk of the population of the larger Amman Governorate.

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Areas of Amman have either gained their names from the hills or valleys they lie on, such as Jabal Lweibdeh and Wadi Abdoun.

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East Amman is predominantly filled with historic sites that frequently host cultural activities, while West Amman is more modern and serves as the economic center of the city.

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Approximately 2 million visitors arrived in Amman in 2014, which ranked it as the 93rd most visited city in the world and the 5th most visited Arab city.

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Amman has a relatively fast growing economy, and it is ranked Beta− on the global city index.

A global city, also called world city or sometimes alpha city or world center, is a city generally considered to be an important node in the global economic system.

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Moreover, it was named one of the Middle East and North Africa's best cities according to economic, labor, environmental, and socio-cultural factors.

The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia and Egypt in North Africa.

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The city is among the most popular locations in the Arab world for multinational corporations to set up their regional offices, alongside Doha and only behind Dubai.

The Arab world, also known as the Arab nation, consists of the 22 Arabic-speaking countries of the Arab League.

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It is expected that in the next 10 years these three cities will capture the largest share of multinational corporation activity in the region.

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