Jordan is in the
"red" zone of Middle East adjacent to Syria from the north, Iraq and Saudi
Arabia from the east and Israel and West Bank from west. In this land leave
more than 3,24 million Palestinians. Most of its inhabitants are Muslims and speak
Arabic while country's currency is dinar (JOD). Amman is the capital, deemed to
be one of the world's most archaic cities as many archaeological findings point
to the existence of settlements dated from the 13th century B.C.
Jordan has the 2nd smallest coastline in the world, only 41km from
which almost the 18km were incorporated in 1965 after exchange of land with
Saudi Arab. It also holds the 2nd position in the list of countries
with poor water supplies.
At a great
extent people occupy with livestock as it is not yet industrially developed
enough. Tourism on the other hand is a substantial source of income, even
though it was hammered by Middle East's turmoil during the last years. However,
Jordan still remains a safe country.