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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Jordan. Car rental in Jordan includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Introduction
Jordan, known officially as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East. Located on the East Bank of the River Jordan, it borders Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, and Israel, and shares control of the Dead Sea with Israel and Syria. Its total area is 34,495 square miles (89,342 sq km), making it comparable in size to the state of Indiana. This desert kingdom emerged after World War I, and became an independent sovereign state following World War II. Religion and tradition play an important role in modern Jordanian society.

Population and language
An estimated 6.5 million people live in Jordan. 98% are Arab. Jordan has one of the highest percentages of immigrants in the world, with an estimated 40% of its residents being born in another country. Many of the country's residents are from Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and Libya. Migrant workers are believed to account for more than 30% of the labor force in Jordan. The official language is Arabic. English is widely spoken here, particularly among middle and upper class Jordanians. Islam is the official religion and approximately 90% of the population is Sunni Muslim, while 8% are Christian.

Major cities and tourist destinations
The capital city, Amman, is home to more than 2 million people. Other large cities include as-Salt in the west, Jerash and Irbid in the northwest, Aqaba to the southwest, and Azraq to the east. These cities boast many 4- and 5-star hotels and offer modern urban entertainment such as nightclubs and bars. The economy depends largely on tourism; there were 8 million visitors to Jordan in 2010. Jordan is home to Petra, an archaeological city recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Its other historical and cultural sites include the ancient city of Jerash and Bethabara, where John the Baptist is believed to have conducted his ministry. There are also a number of water parks popular with tourists, as well as several nature reserves such as the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve, Dana Biosphere Reserve, and Azraq Wetland Reserve.

Climate
More than half of the country, particularly to the east, is covered by the Arabian Desert. The western region of the country is part of the Fertile Crescent, and has forests and arable land, and has a rainy season lasting from November to April. Jordan has hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Average temperatures range from 30 °C (86 °F) in the summer to 13 °C (55 °F) in the winter.

Economy
Unlike surrounding countries, Jordan has no oil resources. However, phosphate mines in the south have made Jordan one of the world's biggest producers and exporters of this mineral. Major industries include software and hardware IT, tourism, and agriculture. Jordan, a key ally of the U.S., is classified as an upper middle income country, and its economy is considered to be one of the most developed in the region. The GDP is $37.3 billion USD, with exports estimated at $8 billion USD and imports valued at $14 billion USD. Jordan's currency is the Jordanian dinar; 1 US dollar is equal to 0.709 dinar.

Transportation
Jordan has an extensive highway system. Travelers find car hires to be the most convenient way to explore the country. The country's only port is at its southwestern tip, at the Gulf of Aqaba. There are three commercial airports, two located in Amman and one in the city of Aqaba. The largest, Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, offers frequent international flights.

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