Presentation on theme: "Population: 6,198,677. Nabataean's built Petra between 400 BCE and 160 CE. Ottoman Empire collapsed after 400 years and was split by Britain Jordan."— Presentation transcript:
Nabataean's built Petra between 400 BCE and 160 CE. Ottoman Empire collapsed after 400 years and was split by Britain Jordan. Most Palestinian Arabs are refugees of the Arab- Israeli wars 1948 and Majority moved from West Bank to Amman, Jordan between wars.
Total area: 92,300 sq km Climate- Mostly arid desert (very dry and hot) 88% Rainy season(in the west) goes from November to April.
-Main topographical feature is a dry plateau running from north to south(area of highland with flat terrain) -Terrain is mostly desert plateau in the East and highland area in the West South Jordan Desert
Jordan Rift Valley - Jordan River, Hula Valley, Lake Tiberias, Dead Sea - Year round agricultural climate, fertile soils and water supply made it a site for agriculture dating to about 10,000 years ago
-Phosphates used for mining purposes -Potash used primarily as an agricultural fertilizer (plant nutrient) because it is a source of soluble potassium -Shale Oil Covers 60% of Jordan’s territory and is considered of high quality
- Jordanians depend on the Transjordan plateau for the majority of the farming that they do. -Land Use: -Arable land: 3.32% -Permanent crops: 1.18% -Other: 95.5% -Natural Hazards: Droughts, Periodic Earthquakes -Major Effects: -Limited natural fresh water resources --deforestation --overgrazing --soil erosion
- GDP: $30.76 billion (2008) -GDP per capita: $5,000 (2008) Industries: -service industries make up the largest part of the country: -employ about 70% of Jordan's workers -government and military employ many Jordanians -dependent on foreign aid for most everything -majority of Jordan workers work abroad and send money home (No jobs in Jordan)
Constitutional Monarchy Islam is official religion 95% population are Muslims Follows Sunni or Orthodox branches of Islam, others are Christians Jordan is the only Arab country where Palestinians can become citizens
Children required to attend school through 9 th grade. 4 major universities, many community colleges. Basketball, camel racing, horse racing, soccer, martial arts, folk dancing. CAMEL RACING
10% population live in Palestinian refugee camps [majority made of concrete] Women cover up, men cover their heads with a Kaffiyeh. Majority of population live in capital city, Amman and surrounding cities.
Arabic English is widely taught and spoken as well Cheese, Bread, Rice, veggies, chicken, lamb, coffee, tea, juice. Mansef-lamb cooked in yogurt on rice.
14% of Jordanian women are in the workforce. Unemployment rate is 65% for women. COUSIN + COUSIN =
High poverty and unemployment Standard of Living Policy of Openness Conflict with Bordering Nations
Jordan -King pro Two-State Israel Israeli attitude so far… not for this idea Meeting cut short due to Pope’s arrival in Israel US in support of Jordan King The Bones of The Meeting
Sources: " Culture of Jordan." Culture of Jordan. Every Culture. 27 May The World Book encyclopedia: v.1. Chicago, Ill. : World Book, Inc, c2006. Central Intelligence Agency. (2009). The World Fact Book: Jordan. Updated May 14, 2009, Retrieved May 31 st 2009, from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jo.html Images: