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ABOUT JORDAN































Official Name
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Capital
Amman 

Population
5,759,700 (Five million seven hundred fifty nine thousands and seven hundred)

Religion
92 % Sunni Muslim and 6% Christian                                                                            

Currency
(JD) Jordanian Dinar with (1, 5, 10.20 and 50) Bank notes, 1 JD = 1.41 USD and 1 USD = 0.71 JD

Electricity
220 AC Volts, 50 Cycles and requires rounded two – pronged wall plugs

Telecommunications
Telephone Service in Jordan are efficient and reliable, international phone calls can be made from any public or private phones

Internet
Internet access is widely available in the numerous internet cafes and most hotels

Working Days
Monday – Thursday for the public and governmental sectors while most of the private sectors usually 
Considers Saturday as a full or half working day

Weekend
Friday and Saturday

Languages
Arabic is considered to be the mother tongue in Jordan, However English Language is also widely spoken and is considered a second language

Jordan is a land steeped in history, it has been home to some of mankind`s earliest settlements and villages, and relics of many of the world`s greatest civilizations can still be seen today.
 
As the crossroads of the Middle East, the lands of Jordan and Palestine have served as a strategic nexus connecting Asia, Africa and Europe, Thus, Since the dawn of civilization, Jordan`s geography gave it an important role to play as a conduit for Trade and communications, connecting east and west, north and south, Jordan continues to play this role today.
 
Since Time immemorial, the lands of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan have witnessed many civilizations emerges, conquer, thrive and then vanish, wave after wave of Nabateans, Ammonites, Edomites, Kanaanities, Greeks and Romans left its
mark on the desert, hills and plains of Jordan, Today, the sites of Philadelphia ( Amman of the Roman times ), Gerasa, with its colonnaded street, Petra ( the lost capital of the Nabateans ) and a myriad of other destinations give visitors s glimpse into the  history of Mankind