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Amman is the capital and most populous city of Jordan, and the country's economic, political and cultural centre.Situated in north-central Jordan, Amman is the administrative centre of the Amman Governorate. The city has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres (648.7 square miles).Today, Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities.It is a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists. The earliest evidence of settlement in the area is a Neolithic site known as 'Ain Ghazal.Its successor was known as "Rabbath Ammon", which was the capital of the Ammonites, then as "Philadelphia", and finally as Amman.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 Yousef Al-Shawarbeh.
Amman is the 4th most visited Arab city and the ninth highest recipient of international visitor spending. Roughly 1.8 million tourists visited Amman in 2011 and spent over $1.3 billion in the city.The expansion of Queen Alia International Airport is an example of the Greater Amman Municipality's heavy investment in the city's infrastructure. The recent construction of a 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.Amman, and Jordan in general, is the Middle East's hub for medical tourism. Jordan receives the most medical tourists in the region and the fifth highest in the world. Amman receives 250,000 foreign patients a year and over $1 billion annually.
The Amman Citadel is a historical site at the center of downtown Amman, Jordan. Known in Arabic as Jabal al-Qal'a, the L-shaped hill is one of the seven jabals(mountains) that originally made up Amman. The Citadel is considered an important site because it has had a long history of occupation by many great civilizations.Most of the buildings still visible at the site are from the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods.The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules,a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace.
Jerash is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Located 48 kilometres (30 mi) north of the capital of Jordan, Amman. The number of tourists who visited the ancient city of Jerash reached 214,000 during 2005. The number of non-Jordanian tourists was 182,000 last year, and the sum of entry charges reached JD900,000.The Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts is an annual celebration of Arabic and international culture during the summer months. Jerash is located 48 km north of the capital city of Amman. The festival site is located within the ancient ruins of Jerash, some of which date to the Roman age (63 BC).Jerash Festival is a festival which features poetry recitals, theatrical performances, concerts and other forms of art
Jordan Archaeological Museum
The Jordan Archaeological Museum is located in the Amman Citadel of Amman, Jordan. Built in 1951,it presents artifacts from archaeological sites in Jordan, dating from prehistoric times to the 15th century. The museum was established in 1951 on top of the Amman Citadel in the heart of Amman. The collections are arranged in chronological order and include items of everyday life such as flint, glass, metal and pottery objects, as well as more artistic items such as jewelry and statues. The museum also includes a coin collection.
Highway 35, also known as the King's Highway, is a north–south highway in Jordan. It starts in at the Syrian border north of Irbid and leads to Highway 15 in the Ma'an Governorate. This highway runs north-south from Irbid down to the Desert Highway in Ma'an Governorate. The highway passes the castle of Kerak and Shobak and passes Wadi Musa, the city most close to the ruins of Petra.
Madaba is the capital city of Madaba Governorate in central Jordan, with a population of about 60,000. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of the Holy Land. Madaba is located 30 kilometres (19 miles) south-west of the capital Amman. Madaba’s main attraction is its Byzantine mosaics, drawing many visitors, especially since the creation of an archaeological park. They cover the floors of houses and churches dating from the site’s earliest period of habitation.
Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximat