Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Located in a hilly area north-western Jordan, the city was originally built on seven hills, but it now spans over an area of nineteen hills
In the commercial heart of the city, the old city, Citadel, Roman Theater and ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, art galleries and boutiques rub shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans' workshops. Amman is considered to be one of the most "westernized" and cosmopolitan cities in the Arab World.