Jordan As We Know It

Editors: Bryson Bezdek and Caleb Kim

Jordan Overall

Jordan, a country of middle human development, has wonderful scenery. Old structures with unique architecture are attractive sights. There are amazing things that Jordan has to offer such as their people, region, and way of life. So get ready to experience the wonders of the Middle Eastern country, Jordan.


Jordan Broken Down

Jordan's Geography By Bryson Bezdek

Jordan's territory takes up 91,800 square kilometers of space, Jordan is situated geographically in the South West part of Asia. Jordan is mostly landlocked except for 26 kilometers on the south end that allow Jordan to access the Red Sea. Jordan has many mountains and hills, the Jordan Valley, the Red and Dead seas, the Gulf of Aqaba, a volcano, lava beds, and some major rivers. Jordan has a hot dry climate with long, hot and dry summers, and short cool winters. The average rainfall in Jordan is 111 mm per year. Usually the high temperatures are around the 60-70° degrees area, and the low is usually around the 50°'s. Most of the population is in the North-West part of Jordan. Most of them live there because of Jordan mostly being a harsh desert. It would probably be best to take a plane to Jordan because Jordan is a landlocked country.

Jordan's Government and Foreign Policy By Caleb Kim

Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with Abdullah II as their reigning leader. Jordan has a limited government. Jordan's people are not free , while our country's people are free. Jordan is close with the U.S. and the U.K. and after Saddam Hussien's death, they have maintained a better relationship with the Persian Gulf. Jordan is a key ally to the U.S. and the U.K. Jordan has recently applied for a seat in the U.N. council but is still undecided.


Jordan's Economy By Caleb Kim

Jordan's currency is the Jordanian dinar, one Jordanian dinar is equal to 1.41 U.S. dollars. Jordan creates some furniture products such as rugs and some smaller thing like cups and plates, but they also sell chemical and mineral products. Jordan's GDP per capita is 4,945 U.S. dollars. When I compare Jordan's wealthiness to the U.S.'s wealthiness, I see the U.S. being wealthier. Some people in Jordan make only three U.S. dollars a day, but the minimum wage for the U.S. is $7.25 per hour! The people in the U.S. make more than double the amount in an hour than the Jordanians do in a whole day.


Jordan's Ethnic and Social Groups By Bryson Bezdek

Jordan is predominately Arab. In Jordan the people are 98% Arab. The other 2% consist of 1% Circassian and 1% Armenian. The average literacy rates for males and females in Jordan are 95.9. This means that in Jordan males and females are decently educated. Speaking of education at least one third of Jordanians are enrolled in schools. Jordan has the estimate that Jordan has achieved over 95% enrollment for its school age children.


Jordan's Religion, Language, and Country Flag By Caleb Kim

The most prodominant religion in Jordan is Sunni Islam, this takes up 92%. 7% is nondenominational Islam. The most commonly spoken language is Modern Standard Arabic, it is also the official language. The Jordanian flag consists of four colors, black which stands for the Abasid, the white stands for the Ummuyad, the green stands for Fatamid, and the red triangle stands for the Hashemite Dynasty and the Arab Revolt. This flag was created in 1928.


Jordan's Holiday and Culture By Bryson Bezdek

One of Jordan's holidays is the Feast of the Sacrifice, which commemorates the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son. On this holiday, people wear tattoos and colorful clothing.

Jordanian cuisine has a wide variety ranging from sautéing and grilling stuff, to stuffing vegetables.

Jordan's Notable People, and History By Caleb Kim

King Abdullah II is the son of former king Saddam Hussien a king not as great as his son. King Abdullah is the eldest son of his family. He started his education at the Islamic Educational College in Amman. He later attended other schools and ended up at Pembrooke College, Oxford, and Georgetown University to pursue his advanced studies. In 1985 Abdullah served the armed forces to rise to the position of Liutenant Colonel. A few years later, he became commander of Jordan's special forces. And soon enough, he rose up to become the king of the country called Jordan.


Jordan's History By Bryson Bezdek

Jordan has had a pretty interesting history. During many ages, Jordan was split up into different kingdoms, and other times they were united as one. In 1946, Jordan was officially established. In 1946, the country became the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. Years later, King Abdullah's eldest son was chosen to be king, but a year later, he was thought to be mentally unfit, so his son took the throne. A few years later, Jordan got into what they know as the "Six-Day War" against Israel with many allies. Many wars took place after that for many years. A long time after the Six-Day war, King Abdullah II took the throne and made the country of Jordan his own. These conflicts have made Jordan stand more united, and has strengthened their country. Jordan is a more powerful empire, and is growing each and everyday.