Amman is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, with a nearly 4,000 year-old history of civilization. The Ammonites, Assyrians, Persians, Macedonian Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, Byzantines, and Umayyads are just some of the contributors to the ancient culture and modern influence of the diverse city.
Built on top of seven hills, the climate is pleasantly mild all year-round. In addition to the weather and rich history, Jordan's central location has made it's capital a hub for commerce and trade, and it's democratic government has long had a tradition of welcoming refugees and immigrants. All of these factors have transformed Amman in the last century from a quaint sleepy town to the multicultural multi-denominational city it is today.