Jordan

Jordan

Capital - Amman
Population - 6,198,000
Area - 92,300 km²
Density - 67.15 / km²
Currency - JOD
Official language – Arabic
Jordan is an Arab kingdom situated in Western Asia on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing control of the Dead Sea with the latter. Jordan is famous for its historical sites, like the worldwide famous Petra, part of UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, Madaba, numerous medieval mosques and churches, and unspoiled natural locations as well as observing cultural and religious sites and traditions. Jordan also offers health tourism, which is focused in the Dead Sea area, education tourism, hiking, scuba diving in Aqaba's coral reefs, pop-culture tourism and shopping tourism in Jordan's cities. Certainly, the Nabataean city of Petra is the most spectacular destination in Jordan. It can easily rival places like Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu. Petra is a city carved directly in the mountain.

The Rose-Red City of Petra

Petra is one of the world's most compelling historical sites and Jordan’s biggest tourist attraction. Also known as The Rose-Red City, Petra (a Greek name meaning rock) is a spectacular Nabatean city located in western Jordan. Its massive façades have been carved entirely out of the existing red sandstone, magnificent…
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