So, what do you really know about Jordan? No, we are not talking about Michael Jordan; we are talking about that little desert country in the Middle East. You may have only heard of the name, but Jordan is its own nation, and we think it deserves some love. So here is our list of 10 facts about Jordan that will probably shock you.
From its environment, to its economy, to its government, and everything in between…here it is. All of the facts you should know so that you can impress your friends with your global awareness! You’re welcome.
- Fascinating Facts about Jordan
- Video: Petra Jordan
Fascinating Facts about Jordan
1 Do You Even Know Where it is?
Jordan is a Middle Eastern country between Israel and Iraq, and to the north of Saudi Arabia.
2 The Population of Jordan
There are nearly 6.5 million people living in this nation.
3 A Bit About the Government…
The country of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy, meaning they have a king.
4 Keep the Booze at Home
You may bring flowers for your host, but never an alcoholic beverage.
5 Meet and Greet
If you visit a Jordanian family, expect both the matriarch and patriarch to greet and shake your hand.
6 What to Expect From Men’s Clothing
Many men have adopted American fashion sense, but with the traditional headscarf.
7 The Tradition is to Go Big!
In terms of family, the tradition is to have a lot of children.
8 Family is Everything
Not only is the immediate family close, but the extended family is often included in the day-to-day activities.
9 In Fact, Utensils Are Rare
You may use eating utensils at special events, but you typically use your hands or bread.
10 Different Table Manners
In Jordan, you are supposed to eat food only with your right hand.
Video: Petra Jordan
In this short tour, you will get a chance to explore the awe-inspiring sites that Jordan has to offer through this illuminating video.
Petra: the ancient city carved out of red sandstone rocks in Jordan. Stunning architecture in dramatic natural setting, combining Hellenistic elements with traditional Nabataean rock-hewn tombs and temples. Rich history spanning from prehistoric times to 12th century, and then disappearing from people’s memory until it was rediscovered in the 19th century. UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Hi I’m Jay. I grew up in Seattle, Washington and live in Los Angeles, California. I have travelled to 23 countries so far and planning to go explore more countries soon! My Favorite trips so far have been to Israel, Japan, Rome, Iceland and Australia. I started this site to share my love of travel with everyone and build a community of like-minded, free thinking, free exploring people.