Proud and majestic, it floats like a trophy in the sky of Amman, over the top of houses and buildings. It is unmistakable with its black, white, and green stripes topped by a red triangle that dances in the wind in this city of 19 hills.
Raised on June 10, 2003, this was for a time the highest flag in the world, peaking at 126.8 metres. It has since been outdone by that of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, 133 meters, and that of Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan. Managing to maintain such a high flame takes great technical prowess. In Amman, the steel shaft has been specially designed to withstand earthquakes and weather. Built facing Raghadan Palace, the flag can be seen from more than 20 kilometres away and is illuminated at night.