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What is the capital city of Jordan? Amman.
Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and westernized Arab cities. Coincidentally, it was named “Philadelphia” during classical times, after Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the Macedonian ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom.
What is the capital city of Azerbaijan? Baku.
Baku is the largest city in the Caucasus region. It is located on the coast of the Caspian Sea, 28 metres (92 ft) below sea level - which makes it the lowest lying national capital in the world and also the largest city in the world located below sea level. Photo: Flame Towers.
What is the capital city of Saudi Arabia? Riyadh.
From the 1940s, the city entered the long period of modernization and planned development under king Saud. Today, Riyadh resembles American metropolies with its grid layout pattern and neighbourhoods connected by high-performance main roads to the inner areas.