Pictures from Jordan

Last modified 25.04.2024 | Published 21.08.19861980's, Jordan, Middle East and Africa, Photo Galleries

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This is a collection of Sandalsand’s pictures from Jordan. They are from the capital Amman as well as other parts of the country.

If you look up all articles from Jordan, you will also find world heritage sites and a regular travelogue. Before anything else, start with these pictures from Jordan.

The Kingdom of Jordan is fascinating, bordering the Jordan river to the west and vast deserts in almost every other direction. The images shown here are from the capital Amman, the Dead Sea and amazing Petra.

Afterwards, find more photo galleries on Sandalsand

Fast facts

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is a moderated excerpt:

Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe, within the Levant region, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan share borders with Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the northeast, Syria to the north, and Israel, the Palestinian West Bank, and the Dead Sea to the west. In the southwest, it has a 26 km coastline on the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea. The Gulf of Aqaba separates Jordan from Egypt. Amman is Jordan’s capital and largest city, as well as its economic, political, and cultural centre.

Jordan is a semi-arid country, covering an area of 89,342 km2, with a population of 10 million, making it the eleventh-most populous Arab country. The dominant majority, or around 95% of the country’s population, is Sunni Muslim, with a mostly Arab Christian minority. Jordan has been repeatedly referred to as an “oasis of stability” in the turbulent region of the Middle East.

Jordan has a high Human Development Index, ranking 102nd. The Jordanian economy, one of the smallest economies in the region, is attractive to foreign investors based upon a skilled workforce. The country is a major tourist destination, also attracting medical tourism due to its well developed health sector. Nonetheless, a lack of natural resources, large flow of refugees and regional turmoil have hampered economic growth.