Jordan Country Profile

Capital: Amman

Currency: Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

Travel Advice: Jordan Travel Advice

Visas: Jordan Visa Information

Vaccinations: Jordan Vaccination Information

In the rocky desert of the northern Arabian Peninsula lies a young state that occupies an ancient land, one that bears the traces of many civilisations. Separated from ancient Palestine by the Jordan River, the region played a prominent role in biblical history. The ancient biblical kingdoms of Moab, Gilead, and Edom lie within its borders, as does the famed red stone city of Petra, the capital of the Nabatean kingdom and of the Roman province of Arabia Petraea.

Al-Dayr (“the Monastery”) at Petra.

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