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Greater Amman Municipality


Greater Amman Municipality

Greater Amman Municipality
أمانة عمان الكبرى
Flag of Greater Amman Municipality
The location of Municipality of Greater Amman in Jordan.
The location of Municipality of Greater Amman in Jordan.
 • Type Monarchy
 • Greater Amman 700 km2 (300 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 733 m (2,405 ft)
 • Greater Amman 2.2 million
 • Density 3,142.9/km2 (8,140/sq mi)

The Greater Amman Municipality (Arabic: أمانة عمان الكبرى‎) is a municipality (amanah) located in the Amman Governorate of Jordan.


  • History 1
  • Municipality and administration 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Amman's first 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, but its economic activity soon made it larger. At 2.2 million persons today, the district accounts for 40% of Jordan's population.[3]

Municipality and administration

In the center of the city is the City Hall of the Greater Amman Municipality (often abbreviated to GAM), surrounded by parks and public space. The municipality employs 18,000 people who serve the entire district. 27 administrative regions make up the municipality. The GAM council headed by mayor Abdul Halim Al Kilani is made up of 47 members, with the council divided into 14 respective committees. GAM service departments are in charge of public maintenance.[3]


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External links

  • GAM official website
  • Amman Centennial | 100 Years of Amman's Municipality

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