A vast and modern city spreading over 19 hills, or jebels, Amman is the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Known in pre historic periods as Rabbath – Ammon, and later as Philadelphia, the ancient city that was once part of the Despoils league, now it has a population of around 1.5 million. Amman is often referred to as the white city due to its low size canvas of stone houses. Amman offers a variety of historical sites and places, such as the Roman Amphitheater, that is clearly complemented by gracious and welcoming people. Amman is a busy commercial and administrative center with many fine hotels, restaurants, Art galleries and museums.