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Interesting Facts about Jordan

Jordan Interesting Facts

Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Jordan:

  • With a population of approximately 9 million, Jordan is a Western Asian Arab nation located on the East Bank of the Jordan River.
  • Jordan lacks its own oil, unlike other Arab nations.
  • Before eating a meal, it is customary to decline it three times in Jordan.
  • Jordan's capital and largest city, Amman, also serves as the nation's economic, political, and cultural hub.
  • Although English is commonly spoken among the middle and upper classes, Arabic is the official language.
  • The "Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan" is the official name of Jordan.
  • The Jordanian Dinar (JOD) is used as the country's currency.
  • The Black Iris is Jordan's official flower. It only blossoms in Wadi Rum throughout the spring.
  • Jordan features a mix of Mediterranean and dry desert climates, with Mediterranean climates dominating in the country's north and west while the bulk of the nation is desert.
  • One of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Petra, is Jordan's most famous attraction.
  • Petra served as the backdrop for the climactic moments of the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The Martian, Red Planet, and Lawrence of Arabia are some films that were filmed in the Wadi Rum desert.
  • The Dead Sea beach in Jordan is 1,378 feet (420 meters) below sea level, making it the lowest spot of dry ground in the world.
  • It's considered impolite and dirty to eat or drink with your left hand in Jordan, which is another surprising fact about the country.
  • Amman, the nation's capital, was formerly known as Philadelphia in honor of Ptolemy Philadelphus (283-246 BC), who oversaw the city's reconstruction.
  • Without the Dead Sea, Jordan would be a landlocked country. It offers 26 kilometers of shoreline to the nation.
  • Jordan's national dish is mansaf. In this unique lunch choice, lamb is cooked in a sauce prepared with fermented dry yogurt and served with rice or bulgur on a big plate.
  • Jordan River, which stretches 251 kilometers, is the country's longest river.
  • Sunni Islam is the most practiced religion in Jordan. There is also a minority of Christians.
  • Ahlan wa sahlan! or "Welcome!" is a common phrase in Jordan, which is noted for its warm hospitality.
  • Wadi Rum, Jordan's most well-known national park, allows visitors to spend the night outside beneath the stars.
  • Jordan shares land borders with Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Palestine (West Bank).

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