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2 Location

3 Flag of Jordan

4 Late King Hussein & Queen Nour king of Jordan

5 King Abdullah II & Queen Rania King of Jordan 1999-present Children Hussein Iman Salma Hashem-2005

6 Area Total: 89,213 sq. km (34, 445 sq. miles) It can be crossed in a car in about 3 hours Land: 88,884 sq. km (34, 318 sq. miles) Water: 329 sq. km (127 sq. miles)

7 Population 6,053,193 (July 2007 est.)

8 Demographic

9 Iraq War Impact on Jordan It was estimated that 750,000 to 1 million Iraqis have fled to Jordan after the 2003 Iraq war, Most of them were, well educated people like doctors, businessmen and former government officials who brought with them great potential for investments. It was estimated that 750,000 to 1 million Iraqis have fled to Jordan after the 2003 Iraq war, Most of them were, well educated people like doctors, businessmen and former government officials who brought with them great potential for investments.

10 Iraq War Impact on Jordan ( cont. ) This influx of cash helped boost the Jordanian economy, but also fueled inflation and wage shortages, which aggravated existing inequalities. This influx of cash helped boost the Jordanian economy, but also fueled inflation and wage shortages, which aggravated existing inequalities.

11 Historical Background Jordan has been a home of many civilizations: Moabites, Assyrians, Nabataens, Greeks, Romans and Arabs. Jordan has been a home of many civilizations: Moabites, Assyrians, Nabataens, Greeks, Romans and Arabs. Written history goes back to 2000 B.C Written history goes back to 2000 B.C

12 New Wonders of the world

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15 Language Arabic is the official language English is widely spoken.

16 Arabic Alphabets ا ALEF ب BA ت TA ث THA ج JEEM ح HA خ KHA د DAL ذ THAL ر RAH ز ZANE س SEEN ش SHEEN ص SOD ض DHOD ط DAH ظ THA ع EIN غ GHAIN ف FA ق GOFF ك KAF ل LAM م MEEM ن NOON ه HAH و WOW ي YA

17 ٥ khamsa 5 ٤ arbaa 4 ٣ thalatha 3 ٢ ithnan 2 ١ wahid 1 ٠ sifir 0 ١١ ahada ashar 11 ١٠ ashra 10 ٩ tisa 9 ٨ thamania 8 ٧ saba 7 ٦ sitta 6 Arabic Numbers

18 Words Needed in Daily Life Marhaba (Hello) Marhaba (Hello) Inshallah ( Gods willing) Assalamu alaykum (May peace be upon you) Sabah Alkhair (Good morning) Massa Alkair ( Good evening) Shukran ( Thank you) Afwan ( Youre welcome) Kafe halak? ( How are you?) Mabsuit, Alhamdullillah ( Well, thank God)

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20 Education Institutions: Schools: K-12 (2787 public & 1493 private) Community Colleges (48) Public Universities (10) Private universities (17).

21 Education cont… A graduate of Deerfield Academy in 1980, King Abdullah requested the $65 million academy to be established. A graduate of Deerfield Academy in 1980, King Abdullah requested the $65 million academy to be established. Kings Academy, the Middle Easts first boarding coeducational school in Jordan opened fall of Kings Academy, the Middle Easts first boarding coeducational school in Jordan opened fall of Grades 9-12 with American advanced placement system. Grades 9-12 with American advanced placement system.

22 University of Jordan The university of Jordan is the oldest public university in the country. Located in the capital of Jordan, Amman

23 Literacy Jordan has one of the highest literacy rates in the Arab World. Jordan has one of the highest literacy rates in the Arab World. 95.1% men 95.1% men 84.6% women 84.6% women

24 UNIQUE DESTINATIONS The meeting of four countries The meeting of four countries The lowest point on earth The lowest point on earth

25 AQABA AQABA On a clear day, you are standing in Aqaba, Jordan, Which of the following countries can see? On a clear day, you are standing in Aqaba, Jordan, Which of the following countries can see? Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Egypt Egypt Israel Israel All the above All the above

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27 What is the lowest point on earth?

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29 The Dead Sea The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth (1,320 feet) below sea level. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth (1,320 feet) below sea level. It is highly concentrated with salt, so much in fact that you float rather than sink. It is highly concentrated with salt, so much in fact that you float rather than sink.

30 Pillar of Salt

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33 Customs (cont.) Jordanians most important value is the family. Jordanians most important value is the family. Children are given much attention, and the elderly are greatly respected and cared for by their children. Children are given much attention, and the elderly are greatly respected and cared for by their children. Large families are traditionally desired, but family sizes are declining due to economic necessity. Large families are traditionally desired, but family sizes are declining due to economic necessity.

34 Customs (cont.) Parents will often help or support their children even after marriage. Parents will often help or support their children even after marriage. The father is considered head of the family and is expected to provide for the family financially while the mother is expected to take care of the children and household was true for thousands of years, however, this is changing at a fast rate. The father is considered head of the family and is expected to provide for the family financially while the mother is expected to take care of the children and household was true for thousands of years, however, this is changing at a fast rate.

35 Women in Amman f4Qybqo&feature=user f4Qybqo&feature=user f4Qybqo&feature=user f4Qybqo&feature=user

36 Wedding in Jordan Parents play a significant role in marriages. Young people often meet at the university or at work and request their parents involvement. Women tend to marry in their early 20s, and men marry when they can support a family, early 30s. Parents play a significant role in marriages. Young people often meet at the university or at work and request their parents involvement. Women tend to marry in their early 20s, and men marry when they can support a family, early 30s.

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38 FOOD Lamb and chicken are mainly used in the Jordanian cooking. Lamb and chicken are mainly used in the Jordanian cooking. Grains and vegetables are highly consumed during breakfast and lunch. Grains and vegetables are highly consumed during breakfast and lunch.

39 What is The Jordanian National Dish Called?

40 MANSAF

41 Baklava Kunafa

42 Gahwa Sadah Arabic Coffee

43 Ancient Sayings Do not stretch your feet beyond your carpet. Do not stretch your feet beyond your carpet. Do not praise the beginning until you see the end. Do not praise the beginning until you see the end. Do good and cast it into the sea Do good and cast it into the sea Do not cry over which is gone. Do not cry over which is gone. Many words hurt more than swords. Many words hurt more than swords. Misfortunes make us wise. Misfortunes make us wise.

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45 To view video clips from Jordan go to :

46 كميليا النمري Kamilia Nemri الشكر لكم جميعا Thanks to all of you


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