JORDAN

WELCOME TO JORDAN

Travel to Jordan with EarthCam’s and the Jordan Tourism Board’s collection of live streaming cameras! Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty and offers so much for the modern traveller. From the beautiful city of Amman to the amazing Dead Sea, experience views of this historic country that has become a must-see for people from all over the world.

Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C.E. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City.”
Capital: Amman
Dialing code: +962

The official language is Modern Standard Arabic, a literary language taught in the schools.Most Jordanians natively speak one of the non-standard Arabic dialects known as Jordanian Arabic. Jordanian Sign Language is the language of the deaf community. English, though without official status, is widely spoken throughout the country and is the de facto language of commerce and banking, as well as a co-official status in the education sector; almost all university-level classes are held in English and almost all public schools teach English along with Standard Arabic.[205] Chechen, Circassian, Armenian, Tagalog, and Russian are popular among their communities. French is elective in many schools, mainly in the private sector. German is an increasingly popular language among the elite and the educated; it’s been most likely introduced at a larger scale after the début of the German-Jordanian University in 2005.

The dinar is the currency of Jordan. The dinar is divided into 10 dirham, 100 qirsh or 1000 fulus.

Jordanian dinar banknotes and coins background