Jordan on the Web

by ThingsAsian, Oct 1, 2004 | Destinations: Jordan / Amman

Jordan Television. Find out about radio and television programming in Jordan, past and present.

CIA World Factbook. For most of its history since independence from British administration in 1946, Jordan was ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-99). Read information such as this, but also read political information as well as key country data.

Jordan Times. English version of this large newspaper in Jordan.

Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet reminds us of Jordan's romantic associations: Bible stories, lost cities, Lawrence of Arabia. But Lonely Planet also offers the tourist the real deal about traveling to this country. You can read cautionary info but also read about spots with fewer tourists and quieter adventures.

Jordan Tourism Board. Find out about the country, the best places to visit, the ones to avoid, as well as info on getting here and there. This site also offers links to exhibits for and about Jordan.

The Country and People of Jordan. A huge list of links about Jordan. Topics include history, flags and maps, as well as information about the people and everyday life in Jordan.

Jordan Country Guide. Jordan shares borders with Israel, Syria, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Lots of resources here including embassies and passport info and other specs as well as geographical info, like "the east of the country is mainly desert."

Jordan Country Analysis. According to this site's analysis, "Jordan occupies a strategic location in the Middle East, and is an important crossroads for regional energy integration." This site is full of up to date information on current conditions within the country as well as its economic and social status. Links include information about natural gas, electricity, climate, and others.

Jordan Institute of Diplomacy. Read about the organization as well as find out when conferences are coming your way and how you can help ease communication between Jordan and other countries.

Jordan: The Ancient Holy Land. Many people think that the Jordan is only for the holy. But Jordan is actually full of adventure. You can drive down to the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley, and bask in the sun at the lowest spot on earth. There's more adventures to read about here. The author of this site shares a whole journey that includes stories and images alike.

ABCs of Jordan. An Alphabet Tour from Mrs. Habib's 2nd Grade, in ACS Amman, Jordan. For kids and adults alike.

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Research by Christina Gosnell. Have a site you want to add to the list? Email us the Site name, URL, and a description.

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