What is the Capital of Jordan?-About Jordan

What is the capital of Jordan

Jordan is virtually a landlocked country except for the very short piece of coastline that lies on the gulf of Aqaba. Jordan is bordered by Iraq,Syria, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Jordan

  • The capital of Jordan is: Amman.
  • Other cities: Irbid, Zarga
  • Religion: Sunny Islam
  • Currency:Jordanian  Dinar
  • Area: 97,740 sq km.

About Jordan

Under the constitution of 1952, Jordan is a monarchy. The king  is the head of state and it is he who appoints the  head of government(prime minister )and the rest of  his cabinet.

As in common with most of the region the summers in Jordan are very hot and dry with the winters cool and wet , which can vary due to altitude. Eighty per cent of the country is desert with the rest comprising the East Bank Uplands and Jordan Valley.

In the east under five per cent of the land is arable due to the desert climate, and with poor irrigation the production of grain is insufficient for the countries requirement.However some fruit and vegetables are grown for export

The main industry of Jordan centres around its capital Amman.Phosphates, cement ,iron,fertilizers an petroleum products are the main producers.

Jordan receives substantial economic aid from the surrounding richer Arab States such as Saudi Arabia, thus resulting a modern network of roads which link the major cities

In 1994 a historic peace agreement was signed that ended more than 45 years of hostilities with Isreal,

Did you know Jordan is also the site of Petra, a world renowned home of sandstone cliff facades, and the countries greatest tourist attraction.

Petra in Jordan
Petra in Jordan | Source

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