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The Dead Sea, a buoyant body of water 9.6 times saltier than the ocean!
Petra, Dead Sea
Top exports: potassic fertilizers, planes, helicopters, spacecrafts, calcium phosphates, knit sweaters, and unpackaged medicaments.
The capital of Jordan is Amman. About 6.459 million people live here (2013), and the official language is Arabic. Most inhabitants are Muslim, with about 92 percent Sunni and 1 percent Shia or Sufi Muslims. Interestingly, the southern cities in Jordan has the most religious persons, whereas a small percentage of Christians live in the capital. The time zone is 7 hours ahead of EST.
Jordan is known for the incredible ancient city of Petra located there, also known as “the Rose City.” It is famous for its stunning architecture carved into a tall rock face, and is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. Some of the final shots in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed there!
Another amazing site to visit in Jordan is the Dead Sea, a buoyant body of water 9.6 times saltier than the ocean! Swimmers will float in the water due to the high salinity.