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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Amman (عمان)
About the City of AmmanSatellite View is showing Amman, commercial center and the national capital of Jordan. The city is located on the Jabbok River, at the eastern boundary of the Ajlun Mountains in north-western Jordan about 40 km northeast of the northern tip of the Dead Sea.
History (short version)
The city was inhabited since prehistoric times, it was the capital of the Ammonites from the 13th to the 6th centuries b.c. During this time it was engaged in a struggle with the Israelites that ended when King David captured the city c. 1010 b.c. It was later captured by Ptolemy Philadelphus of Egypt who rebuilt the city between 285 and 246 b.c. In 63 b.c. it became a city of the Decapolis, a group of ten cities on the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire in Judea and Syria. In 1921, under Sharif Abdullah bin al-Husayn it became the capital of Transjordan (now Jordan).
Today Amman has a population of about 1.5 million people and more than 4 million live in its metropolitan area. Official language is Arabic.
Some attractions you will find in Amman: the Amman Citadel, a historic site in the center of downtown Amman, the Jordan Archaeological Museum is located in the Citadel. The Roman Theatre, a restored ancient Roman theater in Downtown. King Abdullah I Mosque, a modern mosque built between 1982 and 1989. For a shopping experience you might visit Wakalat Street, with its innumerable cafes, restaurants and, yes shopping malls.
The Map shows a city map of Amman with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find Queen Alia International Airport (IATA code: AMM) situated 35 km (21.5 mi) by road (via Route 15) south of Amman.
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Amman, the future Central Business District, Abdali New Downtown.
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Umayyad Palace on the summit of Citadel Hill, a national historic site in the center of downtown Amman.
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|City Coordinates: 31°56′59″N 35°55′58″E
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