Jordan, SouthWest Asia
By: Makayla Stambaugh
Jordan wasn't established until May 25, 1946.
The country's major tourist attraction is the rose-red city of Petra, founded around 1000 BC.
Women are primary caregivers for infants and small children. After the first son is born, the father and mother take the name of the son. If the son's name is Mohammed, the father becomes Abu Mohammed, meaning "father of Mohammed," and the mother becomes Om Mohammed, or "mother of Mohammed."
Getting married and having children are top priorities. Most marriages are arranged by the father of the bride. Often cousins marry each other, and the couple may barely know each other until the engagement is announced.
There is not a comprehensive welfare scheme, but the government administers medical and health services.
Jordan is a constitutional monarchy.