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The country of Jordan is one of the travel secrets of the middle east. There are many interesting and important attractions. Some of these are important archaeological projects in process. There are also important pilgrimage sites for followers of Christianity.
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Founded by the army of Alexander the Great at the end of the 4th century BC, the city of Jerash, called Gerasa in ancient times was a boomtown for hundreds of years. It became a bastion of the Roman Empire in the 2nd century AD. Many Roman ruins and Christian churches, from a later time, are there for inspection.
The twice lost and rediscovered city of Petra has survived erosion, water damage and Hollywood film crews. Still the city, and its ancient Nabataean ruins are a testament and reminder to why this city was one of the ancient world's wonders.
The Dana Nature reserve can be difficult to reach but is worth the trouble. The reserve has more than 300 square kilometers of surprises. In addition to rare wildlife species, every type of landscape imaginable is located in or near Dana. There are wood filled highlands, rocky hills leading to gravel plains and amazing sand dunes.
The Dead Sea, despite the name, is a place full of life, tourist life. The attraction is salt-water bathing and Dead Sea mud bath treatments. Travel past the public bathing area for a few kilometers. The road comes to the edge of the sea and remains for some distance. There are many accessible and private places to make your own mud bath and float in the sea, without excessive entrance fees.
Christian travelers have been coming to the site of Bethany, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. This is a location of growing importance for both religious and archaeological reasons. Access to this site was block from right after World War II until the year 2000. At that time, the Catholic church recognized the site and helped clear land mines and other obstacles to pilgrimage travel.

The capital of Jordan is Amman. The currency of Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar(JOD) Flag of Jordan

Jordan belongs to the Asian continent

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Airports in Jordan

Maţār al Malik Ḩusayn, Maţār al Malikah 'Alyā' ad Duwalī, Maţār al Aqabah, Maţār Ammān al Madanī, Queen Alia International, H-5'Safawi, and H-4'Irwaished

Leaders of Jordan
The Country dialling code of Jordan is +962, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Jordan is .jo

Map of Jordan



Languages spoken in Jordan


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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Jordan

31 00 N, 36 00 E

Kilometers of coastline

26 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

91,971 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

329 square kilometers

Birth rate

20.69 / 1000 population

Death rate

2.68 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

750 sq km
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