Estimated 6,509,000 population - Capital: Amman
The Ruins of Jerash, and the Nabataean tombs at Petra in Jordan are part of this country's rich culture and history. Beautiful Jordan is bordered by Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. It is regarded by many Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the Holy Land. The Gulf of Aqaba contains Aqaba itself, Jordan's only port. Other cities of interest are Amman, Az-Zarqa', Irbid, As-Salt, Ar-Rusayfah, and Al-Mafraq.