Jordan

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About Country

Capital
Amman
Population
Approximately 10.7 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
114 people per square kilometer
GDP
$44.1 billion (nominal, 2021 estimate)
Language
Arabic is the official language, but English is also widely spoken
Currency
Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
National Dish
Mansaf (a traditional dish of lamb cooked in a sauce of fermented dried yogurt and served with rice)
Religion
Islam is the predominant religion in Jordan, with the majority of the population being Sunni Muslim. Christianity and other religions are also practiced
Climate
Jordan has a mostly arid climate with hot summers and cool winters. The country experiences occasional heavy rainfall and snowfall in some areas during the winter months
Main Industries
Mining, including phosphate mining; manufacturing, including textiles, clothing, and pharmaceuticals; and tourism
Level of Development
Jordan is considered a developing country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 102 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 89,342 square kilometers

Explore the hidden gems of Jordan 🇯🇴, a land of ancient ruins 🏛️, natural wonders 🏜️, and warm hospitality 🤗. Marvel at the stunning landscapes, immerse yourself in the rich culture, and discover the many treasures of this fascinating country. Plan your journey to Jordan today!

Jordan is an Arab country in Western Asia, situated on the east bank of the Jordan River. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel and Palestine to the west. Jordan is known for its ancient monuments, nature reserves, and seaside resorts.

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  • Amman, Jordan (2)
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  • Amman, Jordan
  • Citadel in Amman Jordan
  • Jerash, Jordan (1)
  • Jerash, Jordan
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  • Jordanian flag
  • Petra, Jordan (1)
  • Petra, Jordan (2)
  • Petra, Jordan (3)
  • Petra, Jordan
  • The Citadel, Amman, Jordan
  • The ruins in Jerash are one of those legacies
  • Towering above the capital city of Amman on a hill is the Amman Citadel
  • Wadi Rum DesertØŒ Jordan (1)
  • Wadi Rum DesertØŒ Jordan
  • Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jordan
  • Wadi Rum, Jordan (1)
  • Wadi Rum, Jordan (2)
  • Wadi Rum, Jordan (3)
  • Wadi Rum, Jordan

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Jordan include:

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    Petra: an ancient city that is carved into the rock and was the capital of the Nabataean kingdom in the 1st century BCE.

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    The Dead Sea: a salt lake that is known for its high salt content and is popular for its therapeutic properties.

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    Wadi Rum: a desert valley that is known for its stunning rock formations and was the location for the filming of the movie "Lawrence of Arabia."

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    Jerash: an ancient Roman city that contains well-preserved ruins of temples, theaters, and other structures.

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    The Citadel: a historic site in Amman that contains the ruins of the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace.

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    The Red Sea: a popular destination for snorkeling and diving, known for its clear waters and diverse marine life.

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    Dana Nature Reserve: a protected area that is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including endangered species such as the Nubian ibex and the Arabian wolf.

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    Ajloun Forest Reserve: a nature reserve that is home to oak forests, waterfalls, and hiking trails.

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    Aqaba: a resort town on the Red Sea that is known for its beaches and water sports.

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    Madaba: a historic town that is known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, including the famous Madaba Map.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Jordan has to offer. The country is also known for its hospitality and its rich cultural heritage.

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