Greater Amman Municipality

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Greater Amman Municipality
أمانة عمان الكبرى
Municipality
Flag of Greater Amman Municipality
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The location of Municipality of Greater Amman in Jordan.
The location of Municipality of Greater Amman in Jordan.
Area
 • Greater Amman 700 km2 (300 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 733 m (2,405 ft)
Population
 • Greater Amman 4 million (2,016)
 • Density 3,142.9/km2 (8,140/sq mi)
  [2]
Website www.ammancity.gov.jo

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM; Arabic: أمانة عمان الكبرى‎‎) is the municipality (amanah) incorporating the metropolitan region of Amman, the capital of Jordan, and the bulk of the population of the larger Amman Governorate.

The municipal council was established in 1909. In 1914, the city of Amman was made the head of the Amman district. The city's population at the time was only 1,500-2,000 people. As of 2008, population was at 2.2 million, or 40% of Jordan's population. [3] As of 2016, population was at 4 million in 22 districts. In February 2016, the municipality announced plans to incorporate additional districts.[4]

Districts[edit]

Districts of Amman Numbered.png
Rank District Neighborhoods Area (km2) Population (2004)
1 Al-Madinah 2 3.1 38,465
2 Basman 6 13.4 223,816
3 Marka 4 23 99,818
4 Al-Nasr 5 28.4 150,000
5 Al-Yarmouk 3 5.5 207,866
6 Ras Al-Ein 3 0.68 118,232
7 Bader 5 0.01 250,000
8 Zahran 5 13.8 60,000
9 Al-Abdali 4 15 120,000
10 Tareq 4 25 100,000
11 Qweismeh 13 45.9 156,781
12 Kherbet Al-Souk 16 0.5 100,000
13 Al-Mgablein 8 23 60,000
14 Wadi Al-Seer 11 80 136,000
15 Badr Al-Jadeedah 7 19 15,000
16 Sweileh 4 20 69,400
17 Tla' Al-Ali 8 19.8 129,812
18 Jubeiha 9 25.9 71,828
19 Shafa Badran 14 45 35,000
20 Abu Nseir 6 50 50,000
21 Uhod 9 250 40,000
22 Al-Jeezah 27 558 57,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amman-Elevation". Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  2. ^ "Amman Travel Guide". HotelCentral.com. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  3. ^ "About Amman". Municipality of Amman. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  4. ^ Muath Freij, Amman municipality to include new districts to serve rising population, The Jordan Times, 21 February 2016.

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