Jordan is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East, on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The desert kingdom emerged out of the post-World War I division of the Middle East by Britain and France and in 1946, Jordan became an independent sovereign state.
The climate in Jordan is semi-dry in summer with average temperature in the mid 30 °C and relatively warm in winter averaging around 13°C.
The kingdom has 10 public and 16 private universities, in addition to some 54 community colleges. There are over 200,000 Jordanian students enrolled in universities each year.
Jordan has an emerging market with the third freest economy in West Asia and North Africa and it is also a member of the Euro-Mediterranean free trade area.
It is considered one of the Arab World's most cosmopolitan and westernized countries. The culture of Jordan is based on Arabic and Islamic elements with significant Western influence. The country has many UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting ancient architecture and art. Jordan’s Dead Sea coast is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world. *
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* Source: Wikipedia