Amman Governorate, formally known as Muhafazat al-Asima, is an administrative division of Jordan, which includes the country’s capital, Amman.
Amman features many ancient ruins, namely the historic Citadel set on a hill. Here you will find the famous Temple of Hercules, the Umayyad Palace, the Jordan Archaeological Museum and other important structures. Amman is a modern and lively city featuring fine hotels, restaurants, and bustling markets. In Amman Governorate you will also find the Umm ar-Rasas, an archaeological site whose most significant discovery was the mosaic floor of the Church of St Stephen.
Population: over 4 million inhabitants
Other major places: Al-Abdali, Al Juwayyidah
Main attractions: Amman Citadel, Mount Nebo, The Madaba Archaeological Park, Amman's Roman Theatre, Jordan Museum, Royal Automobile Museum, Darat Al Funun. Byzantine site (Umm ar-Rasas)
Major Airport: Queen Alia International Airport (AMM- مطار الملكة علياء الدولي)