Amman (English pronunciation: /ɑːˈmɑːn/; Arabic:عمّان) 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. It has a population of 4,007,526 and a land area of 1,680 square kilometres (648.7sqmi). 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 Aqel Biltaji. Areas of Amman have either gained their names from the hills (Jabal) or valleys (Wadi) they lie on, such as Jabal Lweibdeh and Wadi Abdoun. East Amman is predominantly filled with historic sites that frequently host cultural activities, while West Amman is more modern and serves as the economic center of the city.
Māri (Tamil:மாரி), also known as Mariamman (Tamil:மாரியம்மன்) and Mariaai (Marathi: मरी आई), both meaning "Mother Mari", spelt also Maariamma (Tamil:மாரியம்மா), or simply Amman or Aatha (Tamil:அம்மன், "mother") is the South Indian Hindu goddess of rain. She is the main South Indian mother goddess, predominant in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Māri is closely associated with the Hindu goddesses Parvati and Durga as well as with her North Indian counterpart Shitaladevi. Goddess Mariamman is considered by many to be the South Indian Incarnation of Goodess Kali. It is said that when Kali went to Southern India as Mariamman, Bhairava followed her as Madurai Veeran.
Festivities for her happen during the late summer, early autumn season of "Aadi". Throughout the Tamil Nadu and deccan region, grand festival known as "Aadi Thiruvizha" are taken for Maariamman. Her worship mainly focuses on bringing rains and curing diseases like cholera, smallpox, and chicken pox.
In normal times, the US to Canada is the world’s second-largest international market ...Photo. Vincenzo Pace . SimpleFlying ... Image ... Photo ... Photo ... Less well known is Royal Jordanian’s one-stop service from Amman to Detroit via Montreal ... Royal Jordanian will fly Amman-Montreal-Detroit, but it will not have fifth freedom traffic rights. Photo ... Photo.
Read full article. KARIN LAUB and OMAR AKOUR. 11 July 2021, 8.11 pm183;4-min read. FILE - In this June 21, 2021 file photo, Bassem Awadallah, a former royal adviser, leaves a state security court in a vehicle after the first session of his closed-door trial, in Amman, Jordan... (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh, File). AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A U.S ... The U.S ... The U.S ... .
...Beirut, Amman and other important points. EgyptAir was keen to receive the flight passengers and take souvenir photos with them, and the company upgraded the first passenger at the counter to business class.
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Photo feature. by Mashhour Abu Eid AMMAN, June 26 (KUNA) -- The cultivating wheat project is one of the Jordanian community initiatives that enable families to ... .
Amman, Jordan – A former top adviser to King Abdullah II and a relative of the monarch pleaded not guilty Monday to sedition and incitement charges linked to an unprecedented public rift in Jordan’s royal family ... (Photo ... At one point, out-of-focus photos and video of defendant Bassem Awadallah, a former royal court chief, were leaked to journalists.
Jordan’s capital Amman could seem monotonous at first glance, as it has few green spaces and beige, uniform houses staggered upon a hilly landscape ... See some of Amman's street art in the photo gallery below. ... Pasha started Underground Amman tours about a year ago ... Alaeddin Pasha, founder of Underground Amman tours.
FILEPHOTO. Jordan's King Abdullah II listens during a meeting in Amman, Jordan ... AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordanian prosecutors on Wednesday referred the case of a former top confidant of King Abdullah and a minor royal to the state security court over accusations of conspiring to destabilise the country, state media said on Wednesday.
AMMAN, Jordan — ... (Alex Brandon / Pool photo). “Our meetings today in Cairo and Amman, indeed this whole trip, reflect a fundamental reality,” Blinken said in a news conference in Jordan on Wednesday night ... Photos ... Photos.
Read full article. 26 May 2021, 12.09 pm183;3-min read. FILEPHOTO... AMMAN (Reuters) - What started as peaceful protests against PresidentBashar al Assad's rule in Syria has spiralled into a decade-old multi-sided conflict that has sucked in neighbours and world powers and caused the largest displacement crisis since World War Two ... bodies say ... .
DUBAI ... The unnamed couple were celebrating as the plane flew over historic MeenakshiAmman temple on its way from Madurai to Bangalore, according to Hindustan Times newspaper said. Online photos showed passengers with flowers around their necks and taking selfies ... ....