Jordan Travel Overview
Official language: Arabic
Continent: West Asia
Between the Dead Sea and historical sites
The city of Petra is one of the most fascinating abandoned cities on earth, alongside the Machu Pitchu in Peru in Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
According to Countryaah, Jordan is a country in the Middle East that borders Israel and Palestine. It also borders Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The country can be divided into three regions: the Jordan Rift, East Jordanian mountains and desert.
Popular destinations in Jordan are the city of Petra. It is immediately the main attraction of the country, because the city carved out of the rock is world famous. Another popular travel destination in the country is the granite cliffs of Wadi Rum and the lowest point on earth: the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is losing more and more water through water taken from the Jordan. Without intervention, it will be gone in 50 years. It shares its fate like the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.
The historian Dan Snow wrote in an issue of a travel magazine that the route from the Suez Canal to Petra is the most historically rich and scenically fascinating thing you can do if you want to plan some culture on your next vacation.
Official language: Arabic
Dinar (100 piasters)
ISO 4217 code
IOD / 400
Geo coordinates: N 30 ° 35 ‘6.6 ” E 36 ° 14’ 18.3″
Highest mountain: Jabal Ram (1,734 m)
Total area: 92,300 km²
Mainland: 91,971 km²
National border: 1,619 km
Coastline: 26 km
Dependency: Great Britain until 1946 (mandate)
UN member since: 1955
Other political affiliation: Arab League
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Export goods: Phosphates, olive oil, fruits
BSP: $ 13,967,000,000
GDP: $ 13,470,000,000
GDP purchasing power parity: $ 28.1 billion
Economic growth: 6.4%
GDP share of agriculture: 2.9%
GDP share of industry: 27.6%
GDP share of services: 69.5%
Inflation rate: 5.1%
State budget revenue: $ 3283,000,000
State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295
National debt: 76.3%
Export: $ 4,883,000,000
Import: $ 9,207,000,000
Foreign debt: $ 8,822,000,000
Gold and currency reserves: $ 5,477,000,000
Electricity consumption: 9,720 million KWh
Gas reserves: 6,230 million m³
Gas production: 470 million m³
Gas consumption: 470 million m³
Oil production: 40 million m³
Oil consumption: 108,000 million m³
Cultivation area: 4.5%
Sheep: 1,360,000 pieces
Residents in cities: 4,559,000
Average age: 23 years
0-14 years: 33.8%
15-64 years: 62.4%
> 65 years: 3.8%
Population growth: 2.49%
Birth rate: 21.28 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 2.65 / 1,000 residents
Migration: 6.26 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 1.1
Fertility: 2.63 children / woman
Infant mortality: 15.76 ‰
Life expectancy men: 75.9 years
Life expectancy women: 81.05 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: JO
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: JOR
ISO 3166 numeric: 400
Top Level Domain: jo
IOC country code: JOR
UN / LOCODE: JO
Telephone connections: 766,000
Cell Phones: 2,031,000
Internet users: 970,000
Railway lines: 505 km
Paved roads: 7,709 km
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 25th
Number of doctors: 10,030
Daily food intake: 2.830 kcal / resident
HIV- infected people: 600
Illiteracy: 8th %
Foundation: 1200 BC Chr.
Last sovereign since: -1946 BC Chr.
Main religious group: Muslims
Prison inmates: 6,300
Armed forces (troop strength): 105,000
Main battle tank: 1,180
Defense Spending: $ 1,366,200,000
Arriving by plane
Jordan’s national airline Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) (Internet: www.rja.com.jo) flies non-stop to Amman from Munich, Frankfurt / M., Geneva, Zurich and Vienna. Lufthansa (LH) (Internet: www.lufthansa.de) flies non-stop from Frankfurt. Austrian Airlines (OS) (Internet: www.aua.com) flies non-stop from Vienna to Amman.
Jordan Aviation (Internet: www.jordanaviation.jo) flies from Amman and Aqaba to Alexandria, Bahrain, Dubai and Kuwait.
With the Star Alliance’s Middle East Airpass, travelers can explore Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates on up to ten flights. More information is available on the Star Alliance website, www.staralliance.com.
With the Visit Middle East Pass from Allianz Oneworld, travelers can book any number of flights (at least 3 flights) with the participating airlines British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian and travel to the following 12 countries: Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq Yemen, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
Included in the flight ticket. At King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba, tourists do not have to pay any departure tax.
Arrival by car
The following border crossings are available:
from Syria: from Nasib to Jabber or from Dera’a to Ramtha;
from Israel: In the north at the Sheik-Hussein crossing and in the south there is a connection between Wadi Araba, Akaba and Eilat;
from Palestine: North of the Dead Sea across the King Hussein / Allenby Bridge;
from Iraq: The connection road from Amman to Baghdad may be blocked.
Note on arriving by car
Road tolls: 5 JD.
Arriving by train
A Hijaz train runs twice a week between Amman and Damascus (Syria). Further information and reservations on Tel: (06) 489 54 13.
Arrival by ship
A passenger ferry departs from Aqaba daily at 3 p.m. (travel time: 3 hours) and a catamaran (travel time: 1 hour) to Nuweiba (Egypt). There are weekly passenger ship connections to Suez (Egypt) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Silversea Cruises (Internet: www.silversea.com) Cunard (Internet: www.cunard.com), Radisson Seven Seas (Internet: www.rssc.com) call at Aqaba on cruises.