To give the country its full name, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a country of 6.5 million people in the Middle East. Despite only becoming the nation it is today in 1946, the history of the area goes back for thousands of years and its capital, Amman, is one of the oldest in the world. Despite its age, the capital is actually a modern and surprisingly westernised city; having a thriving nightlife and an excellent array of international style restaurants. About 2 million of the country's population live in and around the city, and its history goes back 9000 years.

Outside of the capital, the country is most famous for the ancient city of Petra. In the city you will find buildings carved out of the rocks dating back to the sixth century BC; a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is described as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Almost 5 million visitors a year make use of serviced apartments in Jordan to enjoy the excellent scuba-diving facilities of Aqaba, and also stay in the health resorts on the banks of the Dead Sea. The famous Jordan River runs through the country and Mount Nebo is to be found in the West, overlooking the holy land.

Cities of Jordan