About Jordan

Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is located at the centre of the Middle East region.  The capital Amman is a safe, modern Arab city where most cosmopolitan offerings are available; hotels, galleries, restaurants, shopping malls, cinemas, and hospitals are widespread.  Medical care is excellent.  Amman offers a rich array of historical and cultural experiences like galleries, local and international festivals, historical sites, downtown "Souks", as well as many traditional eateries, bazaars and craft shops.

 

Jordan has many geographical, historical, and religious attractions; the ancient Nabataean city of Petra which is carved in stone, The Dead Sea known to be the lowest point on earth, the ancient city of Jerash with its fully operational Roman amphitheatres, the Biblical Baptism site by the River Jordan, as well as the many desert castles are but a few examples.  Adventure tourism is becoming increasingly popular in Jordan; examples are scuba diving to explore the colourful coral reefs of the Red Sea where the port city of Aqaba is situated, camping and hiking in the Dana Wildlife Reserve, as well as exciting excursions in the spectacular desert and valleys of Wadi Rum.

 

The population of Jordan is 7,748,000 (2016 estimate).  It is well known to be a "young" country, with almost fifty percent of the population currently enrolled in schools and universities.  The government of Jordan is deeply committed to various educational reform initiatives with local and international partnerships that will prepare the young Jordanians for the Knowledge Economy.  While the majority of schools are governmental and follow the "Tawjihi" Jordanian certification programme, there are a significant number of private and international schools that offer other programmes like IGCSE, AP and IB.  "Educating our children is not just about imposing a body of knowledge on them.  Rather, it involves preparing children from the early years for the world in which they will come of age.  It means instilling a love for lifelong learning, creativity, self-expression and an appreciation for diversity." (Queen Rania Al Abdullah)

 

Even though Jordan gets some snow in the winter and the occasional heat wave in the summer, the weather is generally very comfortable and mild with temperatures usually ranging between 10-25 degrees Celsius.

 

Further information

Visit Jordan

Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
Jordan Times (English daily newspaper)

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