Location - Asia, Middle East.
Area - 89,342 square Km.
Boundaries - 1,619 km Coastline: 26 Km.
Border Countries - North: Syria 375 km; North East: Iraq 181 km South & South East: Saudi Arabia 728 km; South: Red Sea; West: West Bank 97 km.
Elevation - Extremes Lowest point: 408 m below sea level (Dead Sea area) Highest point: 1,754 m above sea level (Rum mountain in Wadi Rum).
Major Cities - Ajlun, Aqaba, Amman, Irbid, Jerash, Kerak, Ma'in, Madaba, Mafraq, Salt, Tafilah, Zarqa.
Jordan, a young country dense with history, full of natural wonders and historical sites, a well-travelled bridge between sea and desert, east and west.
Situated just east of the River Jordan, it continues to be a bridge between ancient and new civilizations and an open air museum in almost all its entirety.
Jordan is a country for all seasons. In winter it offers therapy at the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth where "floating" rather than "swimming" is a unique adventure in the extremely saline and mineral rich waters.
The adventurous travelers can practice year round a variety of water sports at the resort of Aqaba, on the Red Sea, home of one of the best coral reefs in the world.
The more romantic visitor can camp in bedouin tents or sleep right under the stars, climb mountains or ride camels on the very trek followed in desert of Wadi Rum by Lawrence of Arabia.
In summer, Petra, the ancient rose-red city carved in mountain rock is your ultimate, and astonishing destination. It is as beautiful to see as are northern parts of the country, Umm Qais, Jerash with its wonderfully preserved Roman ruins, or the capital, Amman, and the mosaic city of Madaba. A world of mystery and wonderful hospitality is open for you just east of the River Jordan.
Shopping bargains, souvenirs, excellent oriental and international cuisine, aromas, flavours, colors and most of all smiling people will mix and blend to make your stay in Jordan an unforgettable one.