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Full nameAmmān
Official nameAmmān
Native name 
Other name 
Philadelphia (Ancient Greek)
Rabbah (Ammonite)
Settlement typeCity
GovernorateCapital Governorate
Founded7000 BC
MayorOmar Maani
Total Area648.5 sq mi (1680 km2)
Elevation2564 ft (781.5 m)
Urban (pop.)1919000
Metro (pop.)2125000
Other information
Time zoneGMT +2 (UTC)
- Summer (DST)+3 (UTC)
Area code+962(6)

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Amman ( c-eniconɑːˈmɑːn; ʿAmmān; Rabat Amon) is the capital and largest city of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The Greater Amman area has a population of 2,842,629 as of 2010. The population of Amman is expected to jump from 2.8 million to almost 6.5 million by 2025 due to constant and rapid immigration. Amman is also the administrative seat of the homonymous governorate. Amman is also ranked a Gamma global city on the World city index.

Amman was named one of the MENA's best cities according to economic, labour, environmental, and socio-cultural factors. Amman is considered one of the richest and most Western-oriented cities in the Middle East.

According to the 2011 Global Mastercard Index of Global Destination Cities, Amman is among the top ten cities in the entire Middle East and Africa region in terms of international visitors and international visitor spending making it an important global destination city for tourism and business. According to the index, the city alone welcomes 1.8 million visitors and makes $1.3 billion a year in international visitors' spending. Regionally, Amman is considered more prominent in global business and tourism than its counterparts in the Persian Gulf with the exceptions of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Amman receives more international tourists than Beirut as well, however it earns less income from them than the Lebanese capital.

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