Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Where is Jordan?

Jordan  officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan  is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east,Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing control of the Dead Sea. Jordan's only port is at its south-western tip, at the Gulf of Aqaba, which is shared with Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Over half of Jordan is covered by the Arabian Desert. However, the western part of Jordan is arable land and forests. Jordan is part of the Fertile Crescent. The capital city is Amman.

Jordan was founded in 1921, and it was recognized by the League of Nations as a state under the British mandate in 1922 known as The Emirate of Transjordan. In 1946, Jordan became an independent sovereign state officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Jordan which once charmed ancient travellers, continues to enthral a whole new generation as a modern, lively and vibrating nation.Today Jordan is a unique destination offering breathtaking and mysterious sights, high standard accommodations, exquisite cuisine and countless activities that can provide visitors with thrill,inspire and refresh.

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