Jordan Travel and Tourism

Jordan , officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern part of the Syrian Desert down to the Gulf of Aqaba. It shares borders with Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, the West Bank and Israel to the west, and Saudi Arabia to the east and south. It shares control of the Dead Sea with Israel, and the coastline of the Gulf of Aqaba with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. Much of Jordan is covered by desert, particularly the Arabian Desert; however the north-western area, with the Jordan River, is regarded as part of the Fertile Crescent. The capital city of Amman is in the north-west.
During its history, Jordan has seen numerous civilizations, including such ancient eastern civilizations as the Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian empires. Jordan was for a time part of Pharaonic Egypt, and spawned the native Nabatean civilization which left rich archaeological remains at Petra. Cultures from the west also left their mark, such as the Macedonian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Turkish empires. Since the seventh century the area has been under Muslim and Arab cultures, with the exception of a brief period when the west of the area formed part of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and a short time under British rule.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with representative government. The reigning monarch is the head of state, the chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The king exercises his executive authority through the prime ministers and the Council of Ministers, or cabinet. The cabinet, meanwhile, is responsible before the democratically elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables , constitutes the legislative branch of the government. The judicial branch is an independent branch of the government.
Jordan is a modern Arab nation. Jordan’s population is predominately Muslim with a sizable Christian minority. Jordanian society is mostly urbanized and very ethnically diverse. Jordan is also an industrialized nation. It was classified as an emerging market by the CIA factbook. Jordan has close relations with the West and is a key player in the global political scene.

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  • Established in 1989, Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan’s largest nature reserve, co...

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  • Wadi Ghuweir descends from the Shawbak Plateau through a spectacular red sandstone siq wh...

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  • Location : Petra is situated about 3 hours south of Amman , 1 hour north of Aqaba , 1 and half...

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  • The modern and ancient capital of Jordan, formerly the ammonite capital city of Rabbath-Ammon an...

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  • Jordan’s only outlet to the sea, which enjoys a spectacular Red Sea setting of purple colo...

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  • The Baptism Site, known as Al-Maghtas in Arabic, has recently been identified on the sout...

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  • A site distinguished by its fine crusader castle built in the 12th century on the remains of ear...

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  • The Greco-Roman city of Jerash (Gerasa in ancient times), known as the Pompeii of the East for ...

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