The Kingdom of Jordan is located in Western Asia on the north-western part of the Arabian Peninsula. Its area is around 90,000 sq km.
Check out Jordan photos to view the desert, seas, mountains, valleys and historic sites.
The official name of Jordan is the "Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan" or the "Jordanian Kingdom" (JK).
The name is spelled in Arabic as Al-Mamlaka Al-Urduniya Al-Hashemiya, Al-Urdun or al-Ordon.
Amman city is the capital of Jordan. Other main cities in Jordan include Irbid, Kerak, Zarqa, Karak,
Jerash and Aqaba (Jordan's only port).
Jordan has been occupied by many civilizations and empires over history, all which left rich historic and archaeological remains, such as the Petra Nabataean city,
Quseir Amra castle, Karak Crusader castle, Jerash Temple of Artemis. Jordan also has a wealth of natural, cultural and religious sites, such as the Dead Sea,
Great Rift Valley, Wadi Rum, Gulf of Aqaba, Azraq Wetland Wildlife Reserve and Dana Nature Reserve.
Jordan tourism is the most important sector of the economy, followed by services, agriculture,
manufacturing and production industries. Jordan attracts millions of tourists each year who visit the religious sites, historic monuments, natural scenery,
medical tourism, hotels and beach resorts.
The population of Jordan is around 6.5 millions. The main spoken languages are Arabic and English, as well as French and Armenian.
Jordanian food is similar to Lebanese and Syrian food. Some of the Jordanian national dishes include
mezze assortment, maglouba, kebab and mansaf.