A Middle East marvel, Jordan is one of the most prosperous countries in the region and is classified as a country with ‘high human development index’. Bordered by the mighty Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq and Syria to its north east and north respectively, and Israel and the West Bank to its west, Jordan is one of Middle East’s most mystifying places.
The magnificent city of Petra is just one amongst the glorious attractions of Jordan. Dating back 300 B.C, this stunning ancient city was the capital of Nabatean Kingdom, and is half-built, half-carved into pink sandstone rock, earning it the nickname of ‘Rose City.’ The country attracts tourists on the weight of its glorious history. Officially called the Kingdom of Jordan, the country has a constitutional monarchy. The king holds wide legislative and executive powers. The country is amongst the freest economies of the world and has an ‘upper middle income’ economy. Though the country is located in the vicinity of countries like Iraq and Israel, there are no disruptions or any conflict in the Jordanian territory.
The Akkadian, Neo-Babylonian, Hittite and the Ancient Egypt Empires have left a lasting imprint on Jordan’s history. Post World War II, Jordan became an independent nation in year 1946.
Though the official language is Arabic, the commonly spoken version also includes words from the Turkish, French and English languages. The latter is also largely understood and spoken by a majority of locals. The Jordanian cuisine is unique for the extensive use of the grill and bake method of cooking. A dry spell spreads across the country during summer, with the maximum temperature reaching the mid-thirties. In winter, the temperature dips to around 13 degree Celsius. About 92% of the population are Muslims, while 6% are Christians and others form the remaining.
A Middle East marvel, Jordan is one of the most prosperous countries in the region and is classified as a country with ‘high human development index’. Bordered by the mighty Saudi Arabia t...