Jordan, SouthWest Asia

By: Makayla Stambaugh

Location

  • Longitude- 31.N
  • Latitude- 36. E
  • Capital- Asia

The country of Jordan sits at the intersection of two continents, Asia and Africa.

Jordan lies in southwest Asia in the heart of the Middle East.





Brief History

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.


Religion..

•Muslim

Traditions...

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.



Language

Their language and writing is Arabic.

لوحة المفاتيح العربية


Government

There is not a comprehensive welfare scheme, but the government administers medical and health services.

Jordan is a constitutional monarchy.


Nuclear or Extended family?

They have extended families because usually it's just the mom, dad, and the kids that live together.