Jordan Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
~ conventional short form: Jordan
~ local long form: Al Mamlakah al Urduniyah al Hashimiyah
~ local short form: Al Urdun
Area: 92,300 sq km
Coastline: 26 km
Highest point: Jabal Ram 1,734 m
Population: 5,759,732
Density: 62/km2
Population growth rate: 2.56%
Official Language: Arabic
Religions: Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6%,
other 2%
Government type: constitutional monarchy
Capital: Amman
GDP - per capita: $4,500
Inflation rate: 3.2%
Currency (code): Jordanian dinar (JOD)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: JOR or HKJ
Calling code: +962
Internet country code: .jo
Time Zone: + 2.0 H


The Treasury of Petra

Jordan sports quite a few places of attraction that will compel you to spring back to life. It encompasses a wide range of landscapes that vary from the coastal beauties by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea to the excellent place to cool down in the shade amidst the Great Rift Valley. Despite the fact that most of the terrain of Jordan is arid or semi-arid, it has no impact on the variety of landscape and tourism prospects one can find here. Jordan is a Middle East nation and shelters geological wonders like the Great Rift Valley in its contours. While Jabal Ram is highest point in the country, the lowest portion is situated at the Dead Sea.
Being part of the region that is demarcated as ‘cradle of humanity’, Jordan shelters several remains and indications from the biblical times. The reign of this land passed in turn to the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Seleucids, Romans, Byzantines, Arab Muslims, Christian Crusaders, Mameluks and Ottoman Turks in different periods of time. The British arrived during the First World War and separated it from Palestine mandate. On 25th May 1946, Jordan shed its earlier identity of Transjordan and emerged independent.




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