According to itypemba, Jordan is a colorful Middle Eastern country with a rich history. She is mentioned many times in the bible. At the moment, there are about 16 thousand monuments of history and culture of different times on its territory. Many peoples of the world passed through Jordan and left their mark in architecture and local culture. Tourists come here not only for the rich history, but also for recreation, the Red and Dead Seas are among the most visited places in the country. And, of course, one cannot ignore the fact that Jordan is the safest Arab country.
Geography of Jordan
Located in the Middle East, Jordan is bordered to the south by Saudi Arabia, to the north by Syria, and to the west and east by Israel and Iraq. Almost the entire territory of the country is occupied by deserts, only in a small part of the northwestern region there are places suitable for agriculture. The desert area is surrounded by small mountains and hills, the height of which does not exceed 1500 meters. The highest point of the country (Mount Jabel Ram) has a height of 1750 meters, and the lowest is located near the coast of the Dead Sea at an altitude of 400 meters below sea level.
The area of Jordan is 92,300 km. sq., occupies the 112th place in the world by area.
The national currency is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD).
The official language is Arabic.
Visa to Jordan
It is mandatory to have a visa to visit Jordan. You can issue it not only at the consular department in Moscow, but also upon arrival in Jordan. When applying for a visa upon arrival in the country, you need to present a passport, the validity of which will expire at least six months after leaving the country, in some cases you are required to show a hotel reservation or an invitation from the host. The fee for issuing such a visa is $28. To apply for a visa at the consular department, you must fill out a questionnaire in English or Arabic, present a passport and a photo. The consular fee in this case is 31.50 US dollars. A visa gives the right to stay in the country for no more than 30 days, and its validity period is 90 days. If you are planning to visit Jordan with a child who is inscribed in the passport of one of the parents,
Weather in Jordan
The country has a very dry subtropical Mediterranean climate. In summer, the temperature is kept in the range from +28 C to +40 C, and in winter +8 +14 C, however, the difference between day and night temperatures can be 40 degrees, so cooling is possible at night. For the year in Jordan falls from 100 to 700 mm of precipitation. In summer it hardly rains. The best time to visit Jordan is spring and autumn.
Currency exchange in Jordan
As of October 2011, the national currency rate is 1 USD = 0.7 JOD. The national currency is the Jordanian dinar. Banks are open from 08.30 to 17.30, and during Ramadan only until 10.00. Foreign currency is practically not accepted anywhere, it is necessary to pay in dinars. Payment by credit card is possible only in major tourist centers, hotels, and ticket offices. In the interior regions of Jordan, paying with credit cards is almost impossible.
220V/50Hz (European sockets).
The basis of the believing community is Sunni Muslims, there are representatives of the Arab-Christian religion.
Jordan is the safest Middle Eastern Arab country. Often in cities you can meet patrolling policemen, the mentality of the local population is such that violation of the order is a rare case. There are no restrictions on movement in the country, it is advisable to always have a passport with you, since it is possible to check documents, this is especially true for the Dead Sea region and the territory bordering Israel.
You must have international health insurance with you. Medical services are paid and of a fairly high level, but first and urgent care is provided free of charge.