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Jordan

Settled by nomadic tribes during the Bronze Age and shaped by the Nabatean culture, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a place set apart by its with an ancient legacy and bright, creative future.

Visit its sandstone facades, explore its sprawling desert ecosystems, and traverse its thousand-year-old cities, but also engage with its people, enjoy its thriving contemporary art scene, and immerse yourself in its ecologically rich waters.

No matter how you decide to experience Jordan, you’ll be met with the warm greeting, ahlan wa sahlan — “welcome.”

Region


Middle East

Language


Arabic

Currency


Jordanian Dinar | JOD | د.ا

Amman
haze
78.8 ° F
78.8 °
78.8 °
44%
0.9mph
0%
Sun
80 °
Mon
81 °
Tue
82 °
Wed
89 °
Thu
85 °

Fast Facts

1.

Jordan is officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

2.

The Kingdom was formed during the division of the Middle East by France and the U.K. after World War I. Prior, it had been known as Transjordan, but finally became a sovereign kingdom in 1946.

3.

Jordan is known for its hospitality — and nearly one third of Jordan’s population is made up of refugees from nearby Syria and Palestine.

4.

Amman, Jordan’s capital city, was once named Philadelphia after Ptolemy Philadelphus, the King of Syria who ruled from 34 to 30 B.C.

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