Jordan

Languages:

Arabic is the official language, but English is understood by most people involved in the tourist industry. 

Time zone:

EET (UTC+2 

Electricity:

Electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. European two-pin plugs are the most common 

Area:

89,341 sq km 

Population:

9,819,65 (February 2017 estimate) 

Currency:

The official currency is the Dinar (JD), which is divided into 100 piastres or 1,000 fils. 

Religion:

Muslim 

Government:

Unitary parliamentary constitutional  

Phone code:

+962 

Jordan's flag Flag of Jordan
Jordan is a relatively small country in the Middle East, packed with ancient history, natural masterpieces and places to visit.
Jordan is situated in place, where virtually the history of mankind starts. At the lands of today's Jordan there was human settlements dating back to the Stone Age, here happened some of the Biblical events and met most of the human civilizations throughout the years. These lands saw Hebrew pilgrims, Rise and fall of ancient Arab tribes, Romans, Byzantines, the Prophet Mohamed, Crusaders, Turks and many historical events and persons.
On the historical see-sides the first place is certainly to one of the New 7 wonders of the world - the stone carved city of Petra. Other remarkable places are the Biblical sites of Moses and Joan the Baptist, many historical castles and religious places. On the more modern side of things the capital Amman is a must for any business traveler, while for leisure you should visit Acaba area and for natural sides Wadi Rum canyon.

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Amman

Amman is the capital and biggest city of Jordan. It is a modern quickly developing city, placed on a spot, on which there were settlements were present as back in time as the Stone Age, with flair of ...

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Petra

Petra is the most notable monument of Jordan. It is an ancient city carved into the rocks of Wadi Musa Canyon 1100 m above sea level in the desert mountains. Petra was the capital city of the Nabataea...

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Wadi Musa

Wadi Musa is the village that developed rapidly due to the discovery of the ancient city of Petra. Once small Bedouin village, now i is considered to be one of the biggest touristic centers of Jordan....

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Azraq

The city of Azraq in Jordan is known for 2 major reasons. On the historical side of things the fortress of Azraq was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Great Arabian Revolt in 1917 and ...

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Madaba

Madaba is known as "The City of mosaics" due to its extensive heritage of Byzantine mosaics. Madaba is city of more than 3000 years of history, it is even mentioned in the Bible by the name Medeba and...

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