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About Jordan

Jordan is an Arab Kingdom situated on the banks of River Jordan, in Asia. It is officially called the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. When France and Britain divided the Middle East after World War I, the desert kingdom of Jordan emerged as a result. The historical sites of Jordan, Mount Nebo, Madaba and the Jordan River attract tourists from all over the world. The historical site of Petra was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 and also recognized as a Wonder of the World. Health Tourism, Education Tourism, Pop Culture Tourism, Shopping Tourism, Scuba Diving, and Hiking are the major tourist attractions provided by Jordan.


Currency :

Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

Area :

89,342 square km (35,637 square miles)

Population :

6,508,271 (estimated)

Language :

Arabic

Calling Code :

+962

Time Zone :

UTC+3


Climate & Geography

Jordan has a Mediterranean like climate. The inlands of Jordan witness lesser rainfall than the other parts. The average temperature in the summers of Jordan hover around 30 degrees C while the ones during winter dip down to 13 degrees C. The winter season also sees snowfall in Amman.

Iraq forms the neighboring country to the north-east of Jordan, Saudi Arabia to the east and south, Israel to west, and Syria to the north. Jordan is situated between latitudes 29 degrees and 34 degrees N and longitudes 35 degrees and 40 degrees E.

Territory & Capital : Jordan has a diverse terrain. The eastern part of Jordan is an arid plateau while the western part of Jordan is covered with evergreen forests. Jabal Umm al Dami is the highest point of Jordan at 1,854 m (6,083 ft.) and it has a snow-covered top. Amman is the capital of Jordan and the largest city of the nation

Suitable Visiting Seasons : According to Lonely Planet, April is the best time to visit Jordan. The temperatures of Jordan are mild during this time and it’s the blooming time of the wild flowers.

Transportation

The roadways and the airways are the preferred means of travelling in Jordan. The railways and waterways are not favored for travelling.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy of Jordan to know the updated rules and regulations for obtaining visa.


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