The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe. Jordan is a stable and business-friendly location. Jordan boasts a unique combination of ancient and modern worlds. Petra is an impressive historic archaeological site in Jordan. Amman is Jordan’s capital, economic, political, and cultural centre.
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The capital city Amman is characterized by its diverse people and varied architecture, and Jordan is a relatively calm country in a tumultuous region.
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Living in Jordan
Community and Sanctuary
The kingdom’s population mainly consists of four-fifths of Jordanians residing in urban areas, particularly Amman, Al-Zarqāʾ, Irbid, and Al-Ruṣayfah. The nation’s life expectancy is around 75 years, and the crime rate is relatively low.
The second-largest population group is Palestinians. Notably, Jordan is the only Arab country to grant citizenship status to Palestinian refugees on a wide scale. The nation also provides sanctuary to Syrian and Iraqi refugees who fled the Syrian Civil War and Iraq War.
Economy and Trade
The Jordanian economy is relatively small but well-diversified. This emergent market has plenty of investment potential.
Trade and finance comprise one-third of the nation’s GDP. The services sector (retail sales, public administration, defence) accounts for most employment opportunities for citizens and residents. The primary exports in Jordan include clothing, chemicals, and chemical products, with export destinations among Iraq, nearby Saudi Arabia, and the USA. In contrast, leading importers include China, Saudi Arabia, the USA, and the European Union.
Tourism and Historical Sites
The nation is reliant on tourism and attracts visitors from around the world. Foreign nationals visit the country to tour the many historical religious sites. The ancient biblical kingdoms of Edom, Gilead, and Moab lure thousands to the realm. The ancient Roman city of Petra lies in Southern Jordan and holds UNESCO World Heritage Site status. One of the famous Wonders of the World, Petra, is also called the ‘Rose City’ or the ‘Red City’ for the stone hue used to build the city.
Arts, Culture, and Sporting Activities
The cities of Amman, Irbid, and Jaresh in Jordan have vibrant art scenes that include museums, theatres, and the famous Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts. This annual festival was founded in 1981 by Queen Noor and is one of the most significant cultural events in the region. It features a range of performances by Jordanian, Arab, and foreign artists, such as pop music, ballet, spoken word poetry, and theatre productions. Jaresh is a well-preserved ancient Roman citadel with original amphitheatres, and during the festival in July, the ruins are transformed into a festive venue.
The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts is home to a collection of contemporary Arab sculptures, paintings, and ceramics. Jordan is rich in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the ancient ruins of Petra, Qaṣr ʿAmrah, and Umm al-Rasas. The country also has several archaeological museums.
Jordan offers a range of outdoor activities, such as trekking the Dana and Wadi Araba deserts, hiking the famous Prophet’s Trail, camel and horse riding in Wadi Araba, and adventure activities such as jeep rides and hot air balloon rides. The Red Sea is a popular destination for water sports, including snorkelling, diving to sunken ships, water skiing, paragliding, and windsurfing.
Jordan has several airports, including the Queen Alia International Airport near Al-Jīzah, south of Amman, and smaller international airports in Amman and Al-ʿAqabah. These airports provide easy access to and from the country.S