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.
AMMAN — The Cabinet on Wednesday approved to automatically renew expired health insurance cards for public employees and retirees whose value of health insurance subscription is deducted from them on a monthly basis until December 31, 2021, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
“Students respond to choices better,” New CastleHigh SchoolPrincipalKirkAmman told the school board ... We’re looking at offering these if we can get enough students in these classes,” Amman said ... “Some of these students do struggle with reading,” Amman said ... We’ve gotten better each year with that,” Amman said.
AMMAN — Minister of Health Saad Jaber on Monday instructed the insurance director at the ministry not to collect treatment fees, including fees for medicines, directly from patients while the Defence Law and its related payment orders are in place ...Image.
AMMAN — The SocialSecurityCorporation’s (SSC) insurance revenues, from its establishment in 1978 to the end of September, have reached JD17.1 billion, SSC Spokesperson Musa Sbeihi said on Tuesday. SSC expenditures to cover insurance services of pensions, work injuries and ...
Diplomatically, he has the unique status of having served as Israel’s ambassador in both Cairo and Amman, including as Israel’s first ambassador to Jordan... Indeed, when in Amman, I often heard Jordanians saying, “Israel is our best insurance policy.”.