Essay about Jordan the Country

1030 Words Dec 10th, 2010 5 Pages
Part 1: Jordan | | Jordan is a moderately small country that is located at the junction of the Levantine and Arabian areas of the Middle East. It is surrounded by the deserts of the Middle East. The Jordanian country is bordered with Saudi Arabia to the southeast, with Iraq to the east with Syria to the north and with the occupied West Bank and Israel to the west. However, Jordan, West Bank and Israel are sharing control of the Dead Sea. Although, Jordan’s only opening to the Red Sea, is through the Gulf of Aqaba, which is to the south. The only coastline that Jordan has is about 16 miles/26 kilometers in length and this is located on the Gulf of Aqaba. Jordan occupies an area of approximately 96,188 square kilometers/37.138394 …show more content…
Overseas financial assistance, mainly from other Arab countries has been important. Jordanians working in different places of the world have also significantly aided the economy. Merely about a tenth of the Jordanians land can be used for farming or grazing. Agriculture accommodates a living for about 6 percent of the country's workforce. The majority of the farmers live at the survival level. However, most fruitful farms are individuals that irrigated by the East Ghor Canal into the northern Jordan Valley. Leading crops are wheat, barley, tomatoes and other vegetables like melons, citrus fruits, and grapes. Sheep, goats, cattle, camels, and poultry are the most numerous livestock. Manufacturing consists largely of producing foods, beverages, clothing, leather, and other buyer’s goods. Jordan's chief mineral resource is phosphate rock, mined primarily for export. Potash extraction from Dead Sea water is also important. The nation's roads are concentrated in northwest Jordan, where most of the people live. The railway track age is also in the west and consists almost entirely of a railway running between the Syrian border and Aqaba, at the only seaport. The Royal Jordanian Airline is the national carrier for transportation and is located at Amman and Al Agabah. As conclusion, we clearly see that Jordan has a lot to write about due to the physical geography that it has. The history of this country like many of the Middle Eastern

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