3 Things You Didn’t Know About Jordan

Jordan. Photo by Filippo Cesarini on Unsplash

Jordan is a Middle-East country located on the east bank of the River Jordan. The official name of the country is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It’s a small country with a rich history, big biblical importance, and incredible landscapes. Here are some interesting facts about it.


On the list of the New Seven Wonders of the World is the city of Petra, with its temples, tombs, and caves, often called the Red Rose City. It was founded by the Nabateans more than 2,000 years ago. The entrance to the city is a long Siq Canyon with colorful cliffs.

The Lowest Point

The Dead Sea lays 420 meters below sea level, which makes it the official lowest point on the planet. If you enter the sea, you will float because of the amount of salt in the water. It’s around 10 times saltier than the ocean!

The Oldest City

Amman, the country’s capital, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It dates back to the Stone Age. The statues you can see there are also some of the oldest in the world. Don’t skip the Jordan Museum: it offers an incredible insight into the past of our planet.