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Jordan

Jordan Situated in the Middle East, this muslim country can offer you among other things, the amazing King Abdulah mosque lying in the heart of the modern Amman,and next to it, you will find the gold souq that will take you through beautiful gold treasures. You will find an amazing mix of the noisy cars and the calls to prayer. Amman has beautiful white buildings worth seeing in the sunset where they will glow. You will find the Roman Theater, and builded into its foundations you there is the Jordan Folklor museum and Museum of Popular tradtions, where you can explore the collection of items showing life and costumes as well as antique jewelry from the local people.

Area: 88.968 Km²
Population: 5.153.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 58 pop/Km²

System of government: Constitutional monarchy
Capital: Amman (483.000 pop.)
Major cities: Az Zarqa 400.000 pop., Irbid 300.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Arab 98%
Border countries: Syria NORTH, Israel and West Bank WEST, Saudi Arabia SOUTH-EAST, Iraq EAST

Principal mountains: Jabal Ramm 1754 m
Principal rivers: Jordan 360 Km (total, with lebanese and israeli tracts)
Principal lakes: Dead Sea 755 Km² (jordanian part, total 1020 Km²)
Principal islands: -
Climate: Arid

Language: Arabic (official), English
Religion: Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 8%
Currency: Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/5, 25/5, 10/6, 11/8, 14/11, 25/12, 31/12
Dialling code: 00962
GMT: +2

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