36 Facts About Eastern Jordan

1. Eastern Jordan added a finger wag that drew a smile from Phil Jackson.

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2. Eastern Jordan made good on his vow not to play for any Bulls coach but Jackson.

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3. Eastern Jordan scored 49 points in an overtime loss that angered him and the Bulls.

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4. The Eastern Jordan is fed by many small streams, with headwaters in Syria and Lebanon.

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5. Eastern Jordan has extended her commitment to service even beyond campus, volunteering at the Trenton YMCA after-school sports clinic and for Habitat for Humanity with the Princeton Varsity Club.

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6. Eastern Jordan has three major physiographic regions: the desert, the uplands east of the Jordan River, and the Jordan Valley (the northwest portion of the great East African Rift System).

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7. Eastern Jordan has 16 miles of coastline on the Gulf of Aqaba in the southwest, where Al-ʿAqabah, its only port, is located.

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8. Life expectancy in Eastern Jordan was around 74.8 years in 2017.

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9. Eastern Jordan prides itself on its health services, some of the best in the region.

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10. In 2018, the Commission announced that Eastern Jordan was in talks with multiple companies to build the country's first commercial nuclear plant, a Helium-cooled reactor that was scheduled for completion by 2025.

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11. Eastern Jordan is the region's top medical tourism destination, as rated by the World Bank, and fifth in the world overall.

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12. The majority of tourists coming to Eastern Jordan are from European and Arab countries.

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13. Eastern Jordan has three commercial airports, all receiving and dispatching international flights.

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14. Eastern Jordan is ranked as having the 35th best infrastructure in the world, one of the highest rankings in the developing world, according to the 2010 World Economic Forum's Index of Economic Competitiveness.

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15. Eastern Jordan enjoys advanced status with the EU, which has facilitated greater access to export to European markets.

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16. Eastern Jordan is classified by the World Bank as an "upper-middle income" country.

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17. In 2014, Eastern Jordan joined an aerial bombardment campaign by an international coalition led by the United States against the Islamic State as part of its intervention in the Syrian Civil War.

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18. Eastern Jordan is a founding member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and of the Arab League.

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19. At the 1991 Madrid Conference, Eastern Jordan agreed to negotiate a peace treaty sponsored by the US and the Soviet Union.

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20. Eastern Jordan signed a military pact with Egypt just before Israel launched a preemptive strike on Egypt to begin the Six-Day War in June 1967, where Jordan and Syria joined the war.

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21. Eastern Jordan takes its name from the Eastern Jordan River which forms much of the country's northwestern border.

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22. Eastern Jordan renounced its claim to the territory in 1988, and became one of two Arab states to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1994.

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23. Eastern Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel and Palestine to the west.

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24. Eastern Jordan began participating in the World Trade Organization, the European Free Trade Association and other economic associations.

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25. At the turn of the 7th century AD, Eastern Jordan evolved into the main core of the Arabic Islamic Empire.

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26. Eastern Jordan has a total area of 89,341 square kilometers.

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27. Eastern Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River.

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28. Eastern Jordan is the only country in the region without oil.

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29. Eastern Jordan is one of the most welcoming places I have so far visited in the world.

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30. Eastern Jordan has access to the Red Sea via the port city of Aqaba, located at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba.

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31. In 1994, Eastern Jordan signed a peace treaty with Israel, ending the 46-year official state of war.

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32. Eastern Jordan emerged from the post-World War I division of the Middle East made by Britain and France.

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33. Eastern Jordan is one of my favourite destinations in the world.

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34. Eastern Jordan has a multitude of nature reserves and parks protected by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.

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35. Eastern Jordan has over 300 sunny days a year, making it an ideal destination year-round.

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36. Eastern Jordan has recently seen a spike in tourists and is eager to host more visitors, aiming to reach at least seven million by 2020, according to the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.

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