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.
On Wednesday, Austrian Airlines announced plans to continuously increase the flight schedule to more than 20 destinations for the summer of 2021 ... More than 20 routes will be resumed for the summer flight programme including ... Austrian’s intercontinental route network will include Amman, Bangkok, Chicago and Tokyo.
Upon successful completion and submission of the form, a confirmation code will be sent to tourists via email; this code must be presented when checking in for any flights to Jordan... A negative PCR-test result taken no more than 72 hours before flight departure time was required, and visitors were expected to do a second test on arrival in Amman.
He said the jet made a brief stopover in Amman, Jordan, on the way because it got a new call sign and became an Amman-Islamabad flight ... 24 at 5.40 a.m.,” he tweeted, citing data of flight tracking website flightradar24 ... It followed the same flight path for the return journey, making a landing in Amman and then taking off for Tel Aviv.” ... ....
AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan has suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom from today until Jan. 3 due to a new strain of the coronavirus detected in Britain, officials said on Monday. Read full story ... .
Female bear Suzie and her companion Bubloo were offloaded from a Qatari passenger plane into the cargo terminal of Amman airport. They arrived in white cages and had a shell shocked appearance after the one stop flight from Pakistan...Cher greets ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ after seven-hour flight to Cambodia.