Greater Amman Municipality

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Greater Amman Municipality

أمانة عمّان الكبرى
Municipality
Seal of Amman
Flag
Country Jordan
SeatAmman
Government
 • MayorYousef Shawarbeh
Time zoneUTC+2 (Jordan Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (Jordan Summer Time)
Websiteammancity.gov.jo

Greater Amman Municipality is the arm of local government responsible for the administration of the Jordanian capital of Amman.[1]

History[edit]

Portrait of Ismael Babouk who was elected as the first mayor of Amman in 1909, a Circassian aristocrat.

First municipal council in Amman was established in 1909 under the Ottoman Empire. The local inhabitants elected Ismael Babouk, a Circassian aristocrat, for the mayorship position.

The current mayor of GAM is Yousef Shawarbeh who was appointed to the position in 2017.

Areas of Greater Amman Municipality[edit]

Areas of the Greater Amman Municipality
Rank Area Neighborhoods Area (km2) Population (2015)[2]
1 Madinah 2 3.1 34,988
2 Basman 6 13.4 373,981
3 Marka 4 23 148,100
4 Nasr 5 28.4 258,829
5 Yarmouk 3 5.5 180,773
6 Ras Al-Ein 3 0.68 138,024
7 Bader 5 0.01 229,308
8 Zahran 5 13.8 107,529
9 Abdali area 4 15 165,333
10 Tareq 4 25 175,194
11 Qweismeh, Abu Alanda, Jweideh and Raqeem area 13 45.9 296,763
12 Khrebet Al-Souk, Jawa and Yadoudah 16 0.5 186,158
13 Umm Quseir, Mogableen and Bnayyat 8 23 99,738
14 Wadi Al-Seer 11 80 136,000
15 Bader Al-Jadeedah 7 19 241,830
16 Sweileh 4 20 151,016
17 Tla' Al-Ali, Umm Al-Summaq and Khalda 8 19.8 251,000
18 Jubeiha 9 25.9 197,160
19 Shafa Badran 14 45 72,315
20 Abu Nseir 6 50 72,489
21 Uhod 9 250 40,000
22 Marj Al-Hamam 16 53 82,788

References[edit]

  1. ^ Majd Mousa (20 January 2017). Amman: Gulf Capital, Identity, and Contemporary Megaprojects. Taylor and friends. ISBN 9781317193739. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  2. ^ "2015 census results" (PDF). Jordan Department of Statistics. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2020.