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Jordan

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Transcript of Jordan

Jordan
Amman
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Israel/
Palestine
Syria
Iraq
Turkey
Aachen
Germany
Life
History
Tourism
Culture
Facts
Jordan
Jo
rd
an
?

Breif
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Languages:
Arabic (Official)
English
French
Circassiana
Armenian
Ethnic Groups
98% Arab
1% Circassian
1% Armenian
Area
90000km2
Population
6.5 Million
3 M in Amman
Religion
91% Muslims
8% Christians
1% others
Who lived there?
Ancient
History
Classic
Period
* Prominent kingdoms were Ammon, Moab, and Edom.
*
Most important were Nabataean kingdom and Roman Empire.
Iron
Age
*
Islamic Empire (7th Cn-1517)
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Ottomans Empire (1517-1917)
Middle
Ages
*
TransJordan and British Mandate (1917-1946).
*
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1946- ).
Modern
Ages
*
Evidence of human activity back to the Paleolithic period (500000 - 17000 BC).
Ain Ghazal
5500 - 4500 BC
Skulls 5500 - 4500 BC
Jordanians? Arabs?
Culture

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Generous and Hospitable!



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Family & Social life are very important.



*
Jordanians are always smiling!

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The Guest is the host's prisoner!
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Hospitality is 3 days and 1/3rd!
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Guest drinks coffee 3 times:
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Tasting cup
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Welcome cup
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Warm cup
Why we don't laugh?
1-
Impolite
2-
Nothing to laugh about
3-
Again impolite
4-
Laughing without reason is not a good manner.
5-
Just weak guys laugh!
6-
Anyway we will die at a point. Why to laugh?
Inviting guest to eat!
In Germany
Host:
Would you like to eat?
Guest:
No thanks!
In Jordan
Host:
Would you like to eat?
Guest:
No thanks!
Host:
No way you have to! Just one bite.
Guest:
No thanks I already ate.
Host:
No I swear you have to!
Guest:
Ok!
Host:
You didn't eat enough! One more bite!
Guest:
I am full. Thanks a lot!
Host:
Seems you didn't like the food!
Paying in restaurant, bar, anywhere!
In Germany
Waiter:
Together or individual.
Others:
Individual!
In Jordan
Waiter:
Here is the bill!
First guy:
Give it to me I pay.
Second guy:
No way! I will pay.
Third guy:
I swear no one pays except me!
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Family eat at one table

*
Families gather at weddings,
funerals, occasions, holidays,
graduations ...

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Average family is 6-8 people.
Trips?
In Germany ... 1st hour in bus
After 3 hours
After 10 hours
Italy
Egypt
Traditional Dress
Traditional Dance
Traditional Dance
FOOD FOOD FOOD
Appetizers
Main Dishes - Mansaf
Main Dishes - Lamb
Breakfast
Swe
ets

Facts
Education
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School education is of the best in Middle East
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Higher education the best in Middle East
Transportation
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Airports (Queen Alia and Marka).
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Railways
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Highways
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Aqaba Port
IT & Telecom
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Mobile (Currently 3.5G and LTE in 2014)
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Home Internet < 50Mbps
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Fiber-to-the-Home
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End-to-End Fiber
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King Hussein Business Park
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IT Support & Outsourcing
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#1 in website development in Middle East.
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#1 in Arabic content creation
*
Many Start-ups and local business
- Maktoob = Yahoo in Arabic!
- Info-2-Cell (Official Real Madrid Arabic www) Marka VIP - Kharabeesh - STS .....
WE ARE COOL!
India
Russia
China
Greece
Libya
Algeria
Tunisia
Ukrain
Romania
Bulgaira
Black Sea
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King Adullah the Second
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Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah
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Prime Minister is chosen by the King
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Parliament of Jordan
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120 members
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Elected by people every 4 years!
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The House of Senate
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60 members
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Chosen by the King
Jordan!
in German Jordanien
in Catalan Jordàs
in Romanian Iordan
in Irish Iordáin
in French Jourdain
in Dutch Jordaan
in Portuguese Jordão
in Spanish Jordán
in Italian Giordano
in Arabic it is Urdunn
JOR + DAN
Sports
Football
2nd Place in WCQA 2014
Basketball
- 2nd Place: FIBA Asia Championship in China 2011
- 30th worldwide
WRC since 2008
Festivals
Amman Stand-up Comedy
Jerash Festival
Jordan Festival
Amman
Royal Automobile Museum
The Citadel
Roman Theater
Down Town
Petra
Jer
ash

Wadi

Rum
Dead
Sea
Wadi
AlMujib

Mount Nebo Madaba
Alazraq Valley
Ma'in Falls
Umm
Qais
Dana
Valley
Aq
a
ba

Desert Castles
Ajlun Castle
Karak Castle
Questions?
Jobs
Food
Medicine
Business
Developers
Banking
Activities
Lounges
Coffee Shops
Discos
Bars
Malls
Sports
Hiking
Climbing
Fast Walk
Cycling
and many others
Average Temperature in Jordan
Amman
Cologne
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