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Jordan. Pop - 6,316,000. Area - 92,300 km2. Capital - Amman. Largest City Amman. Currency Jordanian dinar (JOD). Language Arabic. Main Religion Islam. Time Zone GMT + 3 hours. Main Airports Amman Queen Alia (AMM), Agaba King Hussein (AQJ). Climate semi-dry in summer and relatively cold in winter. Voltage guide 230V. Dialing code +962. Jordan is a small country bordered by Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The country has a small slice of Red Sea coastline on the gulf of Aqaba. Jordan became independent from British control in 1946 and was successfully ruled by King Hussein from (1953-99). Visitors to Jordan are well served with a number of airlines including Royal Jordanian Airlines (National Airline), BMI, Air France, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates, and Delta Airlines. The principal cities in Jordan are Amman (capital and largest city), Zarqa (second largest city), Irbid (third largest), Aqaba (located on the Gulf of Aqaba), Eilat (near Red Sea), and Salt (once the capital of Jordan). Other destinations for visitors include: Wadi Rum (spectacular granite cliffs next to expanses of desert sand); Dead Sea (the lowest point on earth and the saltiest sea); and Kerak (site of a Crusader castle). However, the top attraction in Jordan is Petra an ancient sandstone city carved from bare rock and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visitors will no doubt be surprised that Jordan is a very liberal country with western dress code very popular with local women. Jordanians are also very hospitable to foreign guests and English is relatively widely understood.

Amman  (6) , Aqaba  (7) , Dead Sea  (3) , Petra  (3)

Jordan Hotels Travel in Amman Petra Agaba Dead Sea and Wadi Rum

Jordan Hotels Accommodation Travel and Flights Amman Petra Agaba Dead Sea Wadi Rum and Jordan Travel and Tourism to Jordanian Destinations including the Gulf of Aqaba and Kerak

Jordan Hotels Travel in Amman Agaba Dead Sea Wadi Rum with the spectacular Petra sandstone city.

Jordan - wikipedia

Jordan is an Arab country in the Middle East in western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, Saudi Arabia to the east and south, and Israel to the west. It shares with Israel the coastlines of the Dead Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.

Jordan - wikitravel

Jordan is a country in the Middle East. Almost completely land-locked (save for a small outlet on the Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba and a frontage on the Dead Sea). Amman is the capital of the kingdom and Petra is Jordan's top attraction, an incredibe ancient city carved out of sandstone.

Jordan Tourism Board - JTB

A well-travelled bridge between sea and desert, east and west, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty and contrasts, from the Jordan Valley, fertile, ever changing, to the remote desert canyons, immense and still. Visitors can explore splendid desert castles, gaze in awe at the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, or bathe in the restful waters of the Red Sea.

Petra - wikitravel

Petra, the fabled "rose red city, half as old as time", is a well known ancient Nabataean city in the south of Jordan. Due to its breathtaking grandeur and fabulous ruins, Petra was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

Queen Alia International Airport AMM - wikipedia

Queen Alia International Airport (IATA: AMM, ICAO: OJAI) A two terminal airport, situated in Zizya area, 20 miles (32km) south of Amman, the capital city of Jordan. It is the home hub of Royal Jordanian Airlines, the national flag carrier. It was built in 1983. The airport is named after Queen Alia, the third wife of King Hussein of Jordan, who was killed in an air crash in 1977.

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