Jordan Geography

Jordan Geography

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY The country is geographically identified with the tabular expanses to the E of the Jordan River, which form an integral part of the vast Syro-Arabian desert and sub-desert region. Overall, Jordan therefore corresponds to an arid and rather monotonous plateau whose continuity is broken, on the western edge, by the reliefs that border the Palestinian tectonic depression; this is the section of the Great Rift Valley (or Syro-African…

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Jordan Travel Warning

Jordan Travel Warning

ON THE GO In the vicinity of the Israeli border (on roads close to the border or when sailing and swimming in the Red Sea without a guide / tour guide) you should always have your travel and identification documents to hand. Traveling by plane Royal Wings (Internet: www.royalwings.com.jo) offers daily scheduled flights between Amman and Akaba as well as to Alexandria in Egypt, and one can also rent jets…

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Shopping and Living in Jordan

Living in Jordan

DUTY-FREE SHOPPING Overview The following items can be imported into Jordan duty-free (people over 18 years of age): 200 cigarettes and 200 g of tobacco; 1 liter of wine or spirits; Personal effects including a laptop and a camera. Gifts up to a value of 200 JD. Import restrictions An import permit is required to import hunting weapons and ammunition (not in hand luggage). Prohibited imports Weapons and ammunition (see…

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Jordan Overview

Jordan Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Capital Amman. Geography As a country located in Middle East according to top-mba-universities, Jordan borders Israel and the Palestinian Territories in the West Bank to the west, Syria to the north, Iraq to the northeast, and Saudi Arabia to the south and southeast. In the northwest lies the Dead Sea and in the southwest the Red Sea with the only…

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