Jordan

JordanJordan Hashiminskoe Kingdom - the official name of Jordan. Capital - Amman. State in the Middle East. It has borders with Syria in the east - with Iraq, in the west - with Israel in the south and south-east - with Saudi Arabia. A small area of the southern border of the country bordering the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Most of the country is occupied by rocky and sandy desert, framed by low mountains and plateaus up to 1500 meters. Only a small portion of territory in the north-west of the country (or depression Ghor Al Gore), and a narrow strip along the Dead Sea, suitable for agriculture. In the central and southern regions dominated by semi-desert and mountain, where occasionally there are small oases. Jordan Hashiminskoe Kingdom - the official name of Jordan. Capital - Amman. State in the Middle East. It has borders with Syria in the east - with Iraq, in the west - with Israel in the south and south-east - with Saudi Arabia. A small area of the southern border of the country bordering the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Most of the country is occupied by rocky and sandy desert, framed by low mountains and plateaus up to 1500 meters. Only a small portion of territory in the north-west of the country (or depression Ghor Al Gore), and a narrow strip along the Dead Sea, suitable for agriculture. In the central and southern regions dominated by semi-desert and mountain, where occasionally there are small oases. The highest point in the country - the city of Jabal Rum (1754 m.) Is located in the south of the country, the lowest - in the Dead Sea (about 400 m. Below sea level). The total area of the country about 89.2 thousand. Sq. km.

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Sights Jordan

The ancient Nabatean city of Petra - the most famous places in the Middle East and Pearl Jordan. Located 262 km south of Amman. City carved in pink rocks and a population of about 800 sites. Greco-Roman city of Jerash, the ancient Gerasa, located about 48 km from Amman, one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns. In Jerash, you can see the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis, Arch Adrigena, numerous baths, three theaters, temples, hippodrome, squares, fountains, a walk along the streets. Every year in July, held here Jerash Festival of Culture and Art. Gadara (Umm Qais), one of the oldest cities of the Decapolis. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee. Umm Qais, you can see the ruins of black basalt theater, as well as the cathedral and the underground mausoleum. Mount Nebo, which is mentioned in the Old Testament. Hence the prophet Moses saw the Promised Land. It is believed that this is where he died and was buried. Erected over his burial temple around which later built a monastery. Unfortunately, the church has not survived, but remained untouched by time mosaics. Mount Nebo - the highest point of the area, from where on a clear day you can see the Jordan Valley, the Judean Hills, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem. The city of Madaba (the biblical name Medaba), located 35 km south of Amman. Most of the population are Christians Madaba. The most famous landmark is the mosaic map of the Holy Land and Jerusalem in the church of St. George. This map - the oldest known map of today (6th century). No less interesting is the mosaic Madaba churches and houses. Wadi Rum Desert absolutely awesome place. Among the sand dunes towering red-brown mountains that change color depending on the position of the sun. David Lean's film "Lawrence of Arabia" was filmed here. Here come the mountaineers and lovers of safari - take a walk on the jeep terrain, reminiscent of the world of fairy tales. Karak - a city with a well-preserved Crusader Castle El Karak, built in 1142 knight Paysnom Labutele, on top of a cliff and is a maze of galleries, secret passages and towers. Amman - "White City" - here you need to visit the Citadel, the ruins of the Roman Temple of Hercules, the amphitheater, the Governor's Palace Ommeyadov, a quarter of the eastern markets.

Climate Jordan

Summer - a soft, sunny days all year round. In winter, the rainy months - December and January. In Aqaba (Red Sea), warm weather persists throughout the year.

Time Jordan

Minus 1 hour from Moscow time.

Language Jordan

Arabic, the second language in the country - English.

Money Jordan

Currency - the dinar (JD) consists of fils. 1 JD = 1,71 USD. Banknotes: 20; 10; 5; one; 0.5 dinar. Coins: 1000, 500, 250, 100, 50, 10, 5 fils. Credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, shops.

Visa Jordan

Can get a visa on arrival to Jordan. The visa fee at the airport 10 Jordanian dinars. Visa - issued at the Embassy of Jordan in 1-2 days. Need a valid passport (valid for at least 6 months) and 1 photo. The cost of a single entry visa $ 15.

Traditions Jordan

Weekend - Friday and Saturday. Despite the tolerance and hospitality of Jordanians who are in this country, foreigners should follow the general rules of conduct adopted in the Muslim world. For example, women are advised not to wear too short and revealing clothes. Use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on the streets. In the Muslim month of fasting Ramadan should refrain from receiving food and water, as well as smoking in public places. Driving a car, you need to adhere to the established speed limits. In case of violation of traffic rules must be unquestioningly obey the requirements of the police to stop. Engage in polemics with the police is not recommended. Penalty is usually issued on the spot. Attempts to negotiate a reduction in the amount of the fine can have severe consequences.

Population Jordan

5 million people.

Customs Jordan

Customs regime generally liberal. Import of several products of high demand (tobacco, alcohol, electrical, etc..) Restricted, including duty on the amount above the specified limits. In case of export of antiquities and antiques requires special permission of the Department of Antiquities. Removal of all coral species and their products banned. Sanitary-epidemiological situation in general favorable. Presentation of a certificate of vaccination upon entering the country are required.

Medical aid Jordan

Questions of health insurance, it is desirable to resolve before leaving for Jordan. As a rule, the cost of insuring included in the cost of travel vouchers.

Transport Jordan

Development of air and land communication with the outside world. Internal displacement - the shuttle and taxi cabs.

Electricity Jordan

Mains voltage - 220 volts.

Helpful information Jordan

Phones "rescue": 190, 191 Telephone country code - 962.