• Officially: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Capital: Amman

Facts

  • Population: 6.5 million
  • Language: Arabic
  • Religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 75 years

Geography

  • Area: 89,342 sq km (34,492 sq miles)

Tourism

  • On the Silk Road
    • The Nabataean capital, Petra
    • Tourists pay a hefty US$70 fee to enter Petra
  • Highlights include Petra, Wadi Rum
  • The Jordan Trail – A hiking trail that covers many of the highlights.

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