Ten fun facts about Amman

Fact 1
Amman has had several names, including Rabbath Ammon during the 13th century and Philadelphia under a Macedonian ruler of Egypt.

Fact 2
It is twinned with over thirty cities throughout the world, including Moscow, Beijing and Miami.

Fact 3
Amman exhibits extreme examples of microclimate, where neighborhoods or certain area can experience several different weather than other areas neighborhoods.

Fact 4
In 2011, a study done by the General Association of Public Services and Entrepreneurial Professions showed that at least 3% of the employees working in nightclubs were women.

Fact 5
Amman was referred to as the 'new Beirut' in 2010 and considered one of the most westernized cities in the Middle East.

Fact 6
MasterCard ranked Amman the 8th most visited city by tourists in the Middle East and Africa.

Fact 7
Because of the high quality healthcare services in Amman and Jordan as a whole, it has become one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in the world.

Fact 8
The city's high altitude above sea level makes its winters one of the coldest in any major city in southeast Europe and the surrounding countries.

Fact 9
Originally built on seven hills, Amman now spreads over an area of 19 hills.

Fact 10
Aramex, a logistic and transportation company, is located in Amman and is one of the world's largest next to DHL, Fedex and UPS.

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Short about Amman
The capital and most populous city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

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