Information you may know for the first time about Jordan

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Information you may know for the first time about Jordan

Weather of Arabia - Jordan is one of the favorite countries for tourists from all over the world, as it includes a diversity between ancient history, ancient monuments and legendary cities, and between picturesque nature and pleasant weather, and it also has wonderful destinations for exploration and adventure, and the following is general information about Jordan that you may know for the first time .

General information about Jordan

  • The official name of Jordan is “The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”
  • Arabic is the official language, but English is widely spoken among the middle and upper classes.
  • Amman is the capital and most populous of Jordan as well as the economic, political and cultural center of the country.
  • Jordan's national flower is the black iris, which appears in some areas in the spring.
  • The most common tree in Jordan is the olive tree.

Historical facts about Jordan

  • Jordan has a long history of receiving refugees and those fleeing wars, representing more than a third of the population.
  • The Jordanian capital, Amman, was named Philadelphia after Ptolemy Philadelphia (283-246 BC), who rebuilt the city during his reign.
  • Traces of human activity have been found in Jordan dating back to the Paleolithic period (500,000 BC to 17,000 BC).
  • The Jordanian capital includes a 6,000-seat Roman theater from the second century.
  • Jordan is part of the Fertile Crescent, one of the world regions where agriculture probably originated during the Neolithic period 8500-4500 BC.
  • Jerash is one of the largest and best preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world.

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  • Jordan is home to the ancient city of Petra, the “Pink City”, which is famous for its unique architecture carved into the rock.
  • Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and is home to more than 800 carved tombs.
  • The final scenes from the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed in Petra.
  • Other films shot in the Wadi Rum desert are The Mars, Red Planet, and Lawrence of Arabia.

  • Jordan has a mixture of Mediterranean and arid desert climates, with a Mediterranean climate prevailing in the north and west of the country, while the majority of the country is desert.
  • The water of the Dead Sea is known to make you float, because it is 9.6 times saltier than the ocean.
  • The lowest point on Earth in terms of dry land is the shore of the Dead Sea in Jordan, located 1,378 feet (420 meters) below sea level.
  • The longest river in Jordan is the Jordan River, which extends over a distance of 251 kilometers.
  • Aqaba is the only coastal city in Jordan.

  • When you are having coffee as a guest in Jordan, you have to shake the cup from time to time to let the host know when you have had enough, otherwise they will keep refilling it.
  • Mansaf is the national dish of Jordan. It consists of lamb cooked in a sauce with fermented dried milk, and served with rice or bulgur in a large plate.
  • Jordan's national flag shows three equal horizontal bands of black (representing the Abbasid Caliphate), white (representing the Umayyad Caliphate) and green (representing the Fatimid Caliphate), along with a red isosceles triangle on the hoisting side, representing the Great Arab Revolt of 1916, the triangle bearing a white star It has 7 dots, which symbolize the seven verses with which the Qur'an begins.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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