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Jordan is one of the countries located in Middle East and Al-Mamlakah al-Urdunniyah al-Hashimiyah is the official name of the Jordan. Amman is the capital city of this country having the population of 6,407,085. The total area of this country is 89,287 sq km and Arabic is the official language of this country. The currency of this country is Jordan Dinar. Islam is the major religion of this country. In the education point of view it is well developed country rather than other Middle East countries having the literacy rate of 87%. The Zarka, Irbid and Salt are the major cities in this country. It consists of Mediterranean and arid desert climate. From seventh century onwards this area is under Muslim and Arab cultures, with the exception of a Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. From 20th century onwards this area is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. That is archaeological finds from the west bank of the Jordan River have been specified around 9000 BC. Jordan becomes a major territory by having the association with three major religions named Jews, Christians and Muslims. The Jordan Hashemite Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with a representative government.

Jordan Recreation, Culture and Attractions

The Jordan most popular team sport is football. Basketball, handball and volleyball are also widely played. Boxing, tae kwon do, and swimming are the most popular individual sports. In 1984 this country first entered into the Olympic Games. Media plays a major role in the country information. The most popular news papers are Jordan Times is a private paper; Al-Ra?y and Al-Dustour are the government owned media. The decay of alcohol is strictly restricted in the streets. It is prudent to respect local Muslim conservatism regarding their dress and women. It is prudent to ask the permission before taking the photograph of people. Bargaining is natural with merchants particularly in the markets. The Religious customs should be respected especially during the month of Ramadan when eating, drinking and smoking in day hours. Homosexuality is contrary and Bedouin hospitality is natural. Jordan has several recreation activities like parks, Museums, sports and lakes. It has so many museums but the museum located in Amman is home to coins, geology, stamps, Islam, Jordanian folklore and the military. The National Gallery of Fine Arts of Jordan is a contemporary collection of Arab and Muslim paintings as well as sculptures and ceramics. The Petra ancient ruins have been designated the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here several archaeological museums are located throughout the country.

Jordan Demographics

Jordan Country Total Population - 6,407,085
Jordan Country Arab Population - 98%
Jordan Country Circassian Population - 1%
Jordan Country Armenian Population - 1%

Jordan Education

The Jordan education system consists of two categories such as formal and informal systems. The informal structure includes preschool education that means it is run by the private sector enrolls the children as early as having the age three years. Home training and vocational training are governed by the Labor ministries. Industrial things and Defense are also the part of this informal system. Coming to formal education system it is compulsory for children having the ages of 6 to 15 (grades 1-10) comprise of primary school (grades 1-6) and preparative schooling (grades 7-10). The higher education either a two-year intermediate courses are available at community colleges or four years of university level courses are available in either public or private institutions. Depending upon the student's achievement on the Secondary Education Certificate Examination is the pattern for admission into the higher education institutes. Students have a chance to repeat the course structure only once at every stage. In order to enter into the postsecondary institutions, students must pass the General Secondary School Certificate Examination or GSSCE curriculum. The majority of students are enrolled in schools directly which are organized by the MOE. Some schools are fall under the legal authority of the cultural bureau of Ministry of Defense. The Ministry of Health provides guidelines to the students who are studying for medical careers.

Jordan Symbols

Jordan state Flag
Jordan Flag
Jordan state Animal
Jordan Animal
Arabian Oryx
Jordan state Anthem
Jordan Anthem
'As-salam al-malaki al-urdoni'
Jordan state Flower
Jordan Flower
Black Iris
Jordan state Tree
Jordan Tree
Quercus ithaburensis
Jordan state Bird
Jordan Bird
Sinai rosefinch

Jordan History

At the tome of biblical this country has the lands of Edom, Moab, Ammon and Bashan together. By the help of other Middle Eastern territories Jordan relegate in turn to the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians and Seleucids at the time of 330 B.C. In the 16th century Jordan submitted to Ottoman Turkish rule and was governed by the Damascus. In World War I, Jordan formerly called as Transjordan was separated from the Palestine compulsory in 1920. In 1921 it is placed over the rule of Abdullah ibn Hussein. In 1923 Britain sanctioned the independence of Jordan and in 1946 it is very grateful for Jordan's feeling that is Britain ruling is totally destroyed in World War II. The incorporated action of the Jordanian parliament in 1950 results the Palestine occupation of Jordanian troops. 25 May 1946 is declared as an independence day of the Jordan and the country is under the King monocracy ruling. King Abdullah was murdered in 1951. His son Talal, who was mentally ill that's why he was deposed the next year, Talal's son Hussein he was succeed at his power. Currently Jordan has the government of Constitutional hereditary monarchy. The constitution of this country is formed on January 8, 1952.

Jordan Tourism

Jordan has several attractions in order to attract the tourists and develop the country in all the ways to make it as wonderful tourist spot. Jerash & the King's Highway is one of the most admiring Roman cities existing anywhere, here the tourist may journey through biblical Mt Nebo to Madaba and then southwards along the great historical King's Highway towards the Kerak. It explains about the crusader castle of Kerak, bearing site on a crag to rise above the rocky desert. Petra is one of the world's archaeological wonder which is tucked away like a long-lost Shangri-la and 'Rose Red City' is divided from a mountain of multi-coloured sandstone and approached to a towering siq. It has a local legend of rock-cut Treasury having the stored gifts of the Queen of Sheba to Solomon. Petra is having some of the hidden corners of the site including the vast and impressive Monastery and the High Place with its great views of distant Wadi Araba. Wadi Rum & the Red Sea is a wonderful tourist spot having a way from Petra in 4WD vehicles give a great experience of craggy desert and cliffs of Wadi Rum. Here the tourist may have the chance to look this majestic landscape by camel. It is nearer to Red Sea coast, where the tourist can observe the great unwind and snorkel over the coral reef. At the time of reaching the Amman the tourist may experience the sensation of floating in the Dead Sea.

Jordan Transportation

Jordan has so many transportation facilities connect this country to neighborhood countries. It consists of a good road network connects the major towns and having a links with Syria, Iraq and Sa'udi Arabia. Jordan's have 8,000 km (4,971 mi) of paved road ways. The transportation of this country includes passenger automobiles nearly 107,500, trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles totally 91,800. It has a rail way of 677 km (421 mi) of narrow-gauge single track and is a part of the old Hijaz railway (Damascus to Medina) for Muslim pilgrims. It travels through the Syrian border through 'Amman to Ma'an where it connects with a spur line to the Al-'Aqabah port. The Al-'Aqabah has a port and is located at the top of the Gulf of Aqaba is an arm of the Red Sea. The port has been widening for general use including terminals for loading the potash and fertilizers. Present Jordan has 7 merchant ships and 41,206 GRT. Jordan has 18 airports in which 15 of that are having the paved way. Queen Alia International Airport is the major airport located 30 km (19 mi) south of 'Amman. The government-owned Alia-Royal Jordanian Airline service provides so many domestic and international flights.

Jordan Taxes

Jordan Country Income Tax - 14%
Jordan Country Corporate Tax - 30%
Jordan Country VAT - 16%
Jordan Country Rental Income Tax - 30%
Jordan Country Social Service Tax - 10%

Jordan Universities

Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Amman, Jordan - 7,000 students
Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan - 10,500 students
Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan - 7,494 students
University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan - 37,692 students
Petra University, Amman, Jordan - 5,159 students
Al-Balqa` Applied University, Salt, Jordan - 21,246 students
Irbid National University, Irbid, Jordan - 5,600 students
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Al Ramtha, Jordan - 21,559 students
Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan - 40,100 students
Tafila Technical University, Tafila, Jordan - 3,500 students
Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan - 17,849 students

Jordan Religions

Jordan Sunni Muslim Population is 92%
Jordan Christian Population is 6%
Jordan Other Population is 2%

Jordan Provinces

Ajlun, Jordan - Population 118,725
Amman, Jordan - Population 1,942,066
Aqaba, Jordan - Population 102,097
Balqa, Jordan - Population 346,354
Irbid, Jordan - Population 928,292
Jarash, Jordan - Population 153,602
Karak, Jordan - Population 204,185
Ma`an, Jordan - Population 94,253
Madaba, Jordan - Population 129,960
Mafraq, Jordan - Population 244,188
Tafilah, Jordan - Population 75,267
Zarqa, Jordan - Population 764,650

Jordan Government

Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with representative authority of the government. The reigning monarch is head of the state, the chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces plays a major role in decision making things. The king ruling is explored based on the executive authority through the prime minister and the Council of Ministers or cabinet. The cabinet is responsible for the thing of before the elected House of Deputies along with the House of Notables, constitutes the legislative branch of the government. The judicial branch is doesn't dependent upon the activities of the government. Jordanian political spectrum has stopped together on a road to greater democracy, liberalization and consensus building from 1989 onwards. These changes of structures were guided by the late King Hussein and are placed Jordan on a back road to democratization. It results the greater official authority and involvement of everyday citizens in Jordan's civic life contributing to increased stability and institutionalization which will benefit the country into the future. The government has a right to involve in all the discussions of the country's economic situation and development issues.

Jordan Geography

Jordan is one of the territories in Middle East located in northwest of Saudi Arabia. The geographic coordinates of this country are 31 00 N and 36 00 E. The total area of this country is 92,300 sq km consisting of 91,971 sq km land area and 329 sq km is filled with water. Comparing to Indiana it is the smaller country. Iraq 181 km, Israel 238 km, Saudi Arabia 744 km, Syria 375 km, West Bank 97 km are the boundary lengths of this country. It consists of 26 Km coastline. The climate is mostly dry desert and rainy season in west. Desert plateau in east, highland area in west, Great Rift Valley separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River are terrain of this country. The elevation points of this country are Dead Sea -408 m low and Jabal Ram 1,734 m height. Phosphates, potash and shale oil are the natural resources of the Jordan. The total water supplied land is 750 sq km. The current environment of this country is having the general issues of limited natural fresh water resources, deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion and desertification. It is the most essential location at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba and as the Arab country that shares the longest border with Israel and the West Bank. This country is having so many agreements with their neighborhood countries.

Jordan Parks

Jordan is a small country of having the total area of 90,000 km having a great variety of wildlife. The biodiversity of Jordan in all of its beautiful forms is addressed to several factors including its geographical position. Apart from the rift valley area Jordan is mainly desert composed of either basalt or Hammada. Jordan has most specialized habitats and the major one is Dead Sea, in which surrounding communities are having the global importance. Jordan Wildlife Reserves recommended introducing the network of protected areas based on an evaluation of ecosystems and their land types. Ajloun Forest consists of 13 square kilometers of thick forest mountains in northern Jordan. The green swathed hilltops and valleys having more than 300 types of plant and is homed to wild boar, wolf and roe deer. It is having several walking trails through mountains. Aqaba Marine Park is located along the Jordan's coastline of 27 kilometers long and 7 kilometers have been given over to a Marine Park. This park consists of 21 dive sites and 5 beaches and Coral reefs are the dominated section of this park. It hosts to 120 species of hard coral reefs and more than 161 species of fish. This is the most popular recreation centre for tourists who expect the variety thrilling experience.

Jordan Economy

Jordan is a small country having the strong economic growth due to the value of currency used in this country. A Jordanian dinar is the strongest currency having the great popularity in the Middle East. This is possible by forming the strict economic policy of the government. After the Gulf War in 1991 Jordan faces many economic problems resulted in dropping the exchange rates of the dinar. But still now dinar is strong and is more convertible currency in most of the Arab currencies. Phosphates, potash and fruits are major exports from this country and tourism plays a major role in the economic growth of this country. It imports some basic food stuffs from their neighborhood countries. Jordan is still a poor country even if industry and foreign investments are increasing and the Jordanian governments are supporting. Jordan is one of the lowest countries in the Middle East and it must depend on foreign help and bank loans. The major agricultural products of this country are citrus, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, sheep, poultry, stone fruits, strawberries and melons. It consists of some major industries such as clothing, phosphate mining, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, potash, inorganic chemicals and light manufacturing. Trading plays a major role in the economic structure of this country and it exports garments, fertilizers, potash, phosphates, pharmaceutical products and vegetables. India, U.S., Iraq, Saudi Arabia, EU, U.A.E., Syria and Israel are the major markets to supply those products. This country imports crude petroleum and derivatives, machinery and equipment, vehicles, iron and cereals from Saudi Arabia EU, China, U.S., Egypt, South Korea, Japan and Turkey.