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Jordan - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arab. الأردن, Al Urdun)

Arab state in the Middle East. About 90% of the territory of kingdom occupied by deserts and semi-deserts. Jordan - an interesting country with a long history, whose territory was settled as early as the 4th millennium BC. First Jordan was mentioned in the Bible, because here took place the main biblical events. This beatiful country is full of historical and natural attractions of different eras. Among deserts dominate Caliph palaces and oases, and on the mountains stand the ruins of the Greco-Roman city, adjacent to the Crusader castles.

Jordan is located part of the lowest place on earth - the Dead Sea basin, waters of which are known for their healing properties, as well as the resort city of Aqaba with a colorful underwater world of coastal waters. Many tourists are attracted to Jordan by beaches and coral reefs of the Gulf of Aqaba, the Dead Sea and one of the new seven wonders of the world - Petra. Main types of tourism in the country - excursions and recreation, eco-tourism, beach holidays, diving.

General information

The location, grounds and landscape 

Borders with Syria in the north, Iraq - in the north-east, Saudi Arabia - in the east and south, with Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA)/partially recognized the State of Palestine - in the west. Jordan shares with Israel and the PNA coastlines of the Dead Sea and the Gulf of Aqaba with Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

The country's territory is 92 300 km². 

A large part of Jordan (80%) takes a desert plateau. It starts from the shores of the Jordan River in the west, gradually increasing and reaching a height of 900 m. Further east, it gradually decreases, passing in the Syrian desert in the north-east. In the west of the country stretches Rift Valley, which includes the Jordan River, the Dead Sea and Wadi Araba basin. The highest point in the country - mountain Jabal Rum (1734 m) located in the southern part of Jordan, the lowest - on the shores of the Dead Sea (408 meters below sea level).

Population: over 6 million 260 thousand people.

CapitalAmman with 1.9 million inhabitants.

Biggest citiesAmman, Petra and Aqaba.

Languages: Arabic. In tourist areas also very common are English, French, German and Italian.

Religion: approximately 95% of Jordanians - are Sunni Muslims, and 5% are Christians.

Time zoneUTC +2.

Calling code+962.

Currency: Jordanian Dinar (JOD), exchange rate 1.00 USD ≅ 0.70 JOD, 1.00 EUR ≅ 0.96 JOD. 1 Jordanian dinar is equal to 100 piastres and 1000 fils. In circulation are banknotes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 dinars and coins in the 0.25 and 0.5 pence, and 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5, 10 piastres.

Credit card payment systemsVisa, MasterCard, American Express.

Tours in the direction of: Jordan

8 days

2 pers

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