Amman has both a modern and historic touch.
The governorates are: Ajlun, Amman, Aqaba, Balqa, Irbid, Jerash, Kerak, Ma'an, Madaba, Mafraq, Tafilah, Zarqa.
The city, which has served as both the modern and ancient capital, has a population of nearly 1.04 million, with 2.13 million in the metropolitan area known as Greater Amman.
The main areas of Amman gain their names from the hills and mountains on whose slopes they lie.
On November 9, 2005, coordinated explosions rocked three hotels in Amman.
Amman is home to many diverse religious sects making up the two primary religions of Jordan, Islam and Christianity.
Amman has developed rapidly since 1952 under the leadership of two Hashemite Kings, Hussein I of Jordan and Abdullah II of Jordan.
Amman, sometimes spelled Ammann (Arabic ???? ?Amm?n), is the capital, largest city, and economic center of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Amman is a city of contrasts, a unique blend of old and new; its modern buildings blend with the remnants of ancient civilizations.
Due to the city’s modern-day prosperity and temperate climate, almost half of Jordan’s population is concentrated in the Amman area.
Amman remained a small city until 1948, when the population expanded considerably due to an influx of Palestinian refugees from what became Israel after the first Arab-Israeli war in 1948–1949.
The most unusual mosque in Amman is the Abu Darweesh Mosque atop Jabal Ashrafieh, the highest point in the city.
Amman is located in a hilly area of northwestern Jordan.
Amman is a regional hub, and is Jordan's chief commercial, financial, and international trade center.
New construction within the city increased dramatically with new districts of the city being founded, particularly in West Amman, following this flood of refugees.
The people of Amman are multi-cultural, multi-denominational, well educated and extremely hospitable.
Most of Amman suffered great damage from PLO rockets and the Jordanian army's shells.
Amman City is the governorate's capital city, and serves as Jordan's national capital as well.
Archaeological discoveries in 'Ain Ghazal, in eastern Amman, showed evidence of Neolithic settlement and artistic work, dating to around 8500 B.C.E.
Old Amman is filled with souks, or bazaars, small shops, and single family dwellings all crowded together.
Amman has an extensive highway system that links every part of the city to one another.
In 1970, Amman was the site of clashes between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Jordanian army.
Shmeisani, the main economic center of Amman, and Abdoun, the up-scale residential district, are the two main areas of "West Amman," much different from the overly crowded Jabal al-Qalat in Old Amman.
Philadelphia was still the largest city in the United States and a financial and cultural center.
The Amman Governorate, officially known as Muhafazat al-Asima (Arabic ?????? ???????, English translation: The Capital Governorate), is further divided into 20 regions.
The most famous of pre-Lenten carnivals is Shrove Tuesday also known as Mardi Gras.
West Amman, however, is less crowded and more scenic.
A third wave of Palestinian and Jordanian and Southeast Asian refugees - working as domestic workers - arrived in Amman from Kuwait after the Gulf War of 1991.
In 1921, Abdullah I chose Amman as seat of government for his newly-created state, and later as the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Amman is also home to some of the grandest mosques in the Middle East, although they compare less favorably to the ones to be found in Istanbul, Turkey.
The winter sees nighttime temperatures frequently near 32°F (0°C), and snow is known in Amman.
Amman is the location of the University of Jordan, founded in 1962, and several museums and libraries, including the National Library.
The course of the seasonal river of Wadi Amman and tributaries run through Amman.