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Key facts and figures

Amman: 31 facts and highlights

1. average maximum temperature

Can get very hot but good when doing water sports. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

2. rainy days

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

3. number of universities

Universities as centres of higher education and research, are important contribution to city’s development. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

4. average temperature

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

5. population density

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but the extent to which this is the case depends on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

6. unemployment rate

Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.

7. population

Populous cities usually offer better employment opportunities and many entertainment options. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centres and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

8. number of museums

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.

9. has mountains nearby

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official website, 2017.
52% have it

10. number of billionaires

Number of billionaires can indicate if the city has significant agglomerations of personal wealth. Source: Forbes, 2017.

11. UNESCO World Heritage landmarks

The World Heritage List includes 962 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. Source: UNESCO, 2017.

12. annual population growth

Population growth is the change in a population over time. The higher the growth the more dynamic society feels. Growth of population can be connected with economic, cultural and social development of the city, which attracts more and more people who want to live in it. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

13. income inequalities

The Gini coefficient is a measure of dispersion, in this case used to show the variation in income. A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality. A Gini coefficient of one expresses maximal inequality. Lower income inequalities indicate a more equal distribution of wealth and better opportunities for the average citizen. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

14. average minimum temperature

It can get cold in winter but good for doing winter sports, particularly if there is snow. Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.

15. VAT

Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

16. number of airports

The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

17. Didn't have a major natural disaster (tornado, earthquake, flood) during last 100 years

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; WMO, 2017.
28% have it

18. has smoking ban in public places

Source: city's official website, 2017.
55% have it

19. has a public health care

Public health care is more affordable for an average citizen and usually guaranteed for everyone. Source: city's official website, 2017.
79% have it

20. average salary

Source: Wikipedia, 2017; city's official stats, 2017.

21. level of corruption

Level of corruption indicates the effectiveness of law enforcement and transparency of making business. Source: Transparency International, 2017.

22. is a site of pilgrimage for world religion

Indicates that the city is an important religious centre. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.
8% have it

23. number of international embassies

The number of international embassies indicates the importance of a city for political, diplomatic and lobbying issues. Source: city's official website, 2017.

24. murder rate

Murder rate expresses number of murders per 100,000 inhabitants. Lower murder rate indicates safer city and better quality of living. Source: Wikipedia, 2017.

25. research institutions and think tanks

A think tank (or policy institute) is an organization that conducts research and engages in advocacy in areas such as social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology issues and in the creative and cultural field. The number of important think tanks can indicate innovativeness and competitiveness of a city. Source: Brookings, 2017.

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