About Jordan | ISIICT 2018

About Jordan

Location

Jordan is located in the Middle East and borders Syria, Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Palestine, and Iraq. Covering some 89,342 sq.km, it is located at 31 00 N, 36 00 E.





The Royal Family

His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein assumed his constitutional powers as King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on February 7th, 1999, the day his father, the late King Hussein, passed away.









Population

The population of Jordan has grown rapidly over the last fifty years or so to 6,081,541 million people. Around 70% of the populations live in urban areas, with 2,315,600 million living in the capital, Amman.





Capital City

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley.









Weather

Jordan boasts almost year-round sunshine with temperate, comfortable weather. Spring and autumn are fresh and crisp with rain being more common in the spring. This is when the wildflowers bloom and the fields are full. The long summer days are sunny with cool evenings – perfect for rooftop sunsets and outdoor activities. Wintertime can be cold in the desert, but is pleasantly moderate in most of the country. This is an especially good time for a trip to Aqaba or the Dead Sea where temperatures are warmer. Any time of the year is a perfect time to visit Jordan.





Religion

Jordan is a tolerant, Islamic state that welcomes all religions. A majority of Jordanians are Muslim. Cities in the south of Jordan have the highest percentage of Muslims. Christians, living mostly in Amman or the Jordan Valley, make up 6% of the total, with 1% representing other religions. Most of the Christians are either Orthodox or Catholic. Religion is an open and well-conversed aspect of the Jordanian life.



Traditional Dish

Mansaf is a dish of rice, lamb, and dry yoghurt made into a sauce called jameed. It’s not only one of the most beloved Jordanian foods, but it’s also considered the national dish of Jordan.





Places to Visit

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