Cities in Asia – Cities in Jordan – Amman City

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Amman, city in northern Jordan, capital of Jordan and Amman Governorate. It is around 40 km (around 25 mi) upper east of the Dead Sea. Amman is the business, modern, and regulatory focal point of Jordan. Enterprises incorporate the assembling of materials, cowhide items, and other nourishment items. The extraction of phosphate and oil refining are other significant businesses.

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The city Rabbah Ammon had its beginnings in the period around 1500 bc, and was significant as the main city of the Ammonites. In the third century bc the Egyptian ruler Ptolemy Philadelphus caught it and renamed it Philadelphia, under which name it was known all through the periods of the Roman and Byzantine domains. Numerous vestiges of this period can be found in Amman today. In the first century promotion it was a main city of the Roman territory of Arabia. Lost to the Byzantines at the ascent of Islam and in this manner vanquished by Arabs in the seventh century, the city fell into decay by around 1300, again taking its previous name, Rabbah Ammon. It was resuscitated in the twentieth century.

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A significant Ottoman base during World War I, it was taken from the Ottomans by the British in 1918. Amman turned into the capital of recently autonomous Jordan in 1946. During the Arab-Israeli War of 1948 and 1949, the city got numerous Palestinian displaced people from the new Jewish province of Israel; their number expanded after the Six-Day War of 1967, when Jordan lost control to Israel of Palestinian-involved territories west of the Jordan River. Today, Palestinians live as indispensable natives inside Amman.

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