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Jordan is Islamic country located in the Arabian peninsula. Official name of is “Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan”. The geographic location of Jordan is strategic as lies on the intersection of Africa, Europe and Asia. Jordan shares border with Saudi Arabia,Iraq, Israel and Palestine. It is connected with sea through Red Sea. Jordan being an islamic country is relatively modern and global. It is a major tourists attraction with world renowned tourists destinations. The peculiar feature of Jordan that the Arab Spring did not touch Jordan even being surrounded by the countries where revolution blossomed. Jordan is also an exception among Arab countries in terms of diplomatic relations with Western World. It has maintained cordial relationships with the West and have relaxed Visa rules for citizens from developed Western countries. Kingdom of Jordan is constitutional Monarchy, Jordan is still ruled by King though powers are not exceptional.
Historically,Jordan can trace human presence from Palaeolithic period.Since then Jordan has been ruled by large Empires from Roman, Ottoman and in colonial times by French and British. Jordan gained independence in the year 1946 from the British. After which is has been a Constitutional Monarchy. The population of Jordan is over a million. Majority of people reside in Amman the capital city of Jordan. Almost all the Jordanians link their ethnicity to Arabs, very few have ethnic roots to Circassians and Armenians. Jordan has been open to refugees and accepted them in large numbers.Muslims from Iraq, Lebanon and Syria has taken refuge in Jordan in large numbers. Christians from Iraq has also taken refuge in large numbers.There are around 1.2 million illegal, and 500,000 legal, migrant workers in the kingdom.American and European expatriate communities are concentrated in the capital, as the city is home to many international organizations and diplomatic missions.
Religion of majority population is Islam, around 95%, rest are Christians. Jordan has been home to world’s oldest Christian communities People of Christian religion has been living on this land since 1 AD. Jordanian Christians number around 250,000, all of whom are Arabic-speaking, according to a 2014 estimate by the Orthodox Church. The religious tolerance in Jordan is famous and Christians as very much integrated into Jordan culture, without facing any discrimination.
Economy of Jordan is “Upper Middle Class” country. In the Arab region, the size of economy is very small. The economy is well diversified and tourism is among the major earners in Jordan.Having distinct tourism destinations, it has always been a attraction among travellers to visit Jordan.The State interference is large in Jordan economy in comparison to private sector. The population of Jordan is highly educated and skilled, this enabled the people of Jordan to get jobs abroad and earn foreign exchange.In terms of natural resources, it lacks them, but this gap has never been able to stop Jordan from growing economically.
Amman is the capital city of Jordan. It is among the oldest continuously inhabited country in the world. The antiquity of Amman can be traced back to 750 BC. Since then, Amman has been settled and growing. Amman is the most modern city of Arabian peninsula as the kingdom has promoted education and opened the Jordan to the world, whereas it’s neighbour, except Israel, no other islamic country welcomed the change.Is the most populous city of Jordan with a population of nearly half a million. With time Jordan has grown to exceptional scale, with growing population, Amman has stretched and now the biggest city of Jordan with a land area of 1,680 square kilometres (648.7 square miles).
Amman is among the most visited city in Arabian peninsula. It has been visited by more than 2 million tourist every year. The city of Amman is 5th most visited city in Arab region.Moreover, it was named one of the Middle East and North Africas best cities according to economic, labor, environmental, and socio-cultural factors.It is a beautiful city with ancient architecture, along with colonial impression on buildings.
Tourism in Jordan
Jordan, a nation having links with ancient cultures and kingdoms. Once a part of great kingdoms, their remnants are now maintained and preserved in best conditions, visited by millions of tourists from around the world. The home to modern and ancient, mixed together so well that both co-exists and thrives. If it has Petra - a 300 BC rock city, there also exists Amman, a modern city with nightclubs and shopping malls.The landscape of Jordan has variety to offer from desert to sea, mountains and valleys, walking through them you’ll reach a archaeological site.Desert safaris, relaxing with spa in beach resorts and archaeological paradise from Greco Roman to Islamic period.
When to Visit : - Jordan has a varied climate, with extremes like cold winters, heavy rains and very hot summers that may make outdoor activities inadvisable. Peak travel periods are Apr–May and Sep–Oct. Many businesses may be closed during the month of Ramadan and hotels will be especially crowded on its final day, the national holiday Eid al-Fitr. Other popular events are the Aqaba Traditional Arts Festival (Feb), focused on Bedouin culture; the Jerash Festival (Jun), with food stalls and shows; and the Jordan Rally automobile race (Oct).
● Visa Required : - Nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Cote dIvoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Iran, Kenya , Laos, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia will be required to apply for a visa at a Jordanian Diplomatic Mission prior to travel. Additionally, they will also require a Security Approval.
Important Notes while Travelling Jordan : -
Healthcare in Jordan is presently good condition in comparison with its neighbours.Being a upper middle class country, Jordan has invested in healthcare. It is now claimed that Jordan is becoming an medical tourism destination. He cost of Jordan healthcare is low comparing to USA and UK or its Arab neighbours, but when compared with India in terms of medical tourism, the cost is very high. Patients from neighbouring Jordan travel to India for their medical treatments. Orthopedic and Obesity / weight loss treatments are most preferred by the Arab people for treatment in India. Majority travel to India as its cheaper and has globally high standard of medical quality.
Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan
Address: No.24, Al-Hidhab Street, (corner of Abu Bakr Al Banani Street), Abdoun, Amman, Jordan. P.O. Box 2168, Amman 11181, Jordan
Telephone : 00962-6-4622098, 463
Embassy of India, Amman, Jordan
Address No.24, Al-Hidhab Street, (corner of Abu Bakr Al Banani Street), Abdoun, Amman, Jordan. P.O. Box 2168, Amman 11181, Jordan
Telephone : 00962-6-4622098, 463
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