The land of Jordan and its people have been molded by centuries of passing civilizations. Jordan has always been at a cross-road between east and west, and its centrality has given it strategic and economic importance, making it a vital trading and communication link between countries, people and continents. Situated at the heart of the Arabian peninsula, Jordan is a small country that can be crossed by car in approximately four hours. However, its diverse terrain and landscape, its big ideas and industrious people, impart a feeling of it being larger than it actually is. Jordan's population adds up to approximately 6.3 million. Main cities in Jordan are Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Jerash and Aqaba. The official language of Jordan is Arabic and English is widely spoken. Jordan Television and Radio Jordan both have an English service. French and German are spoken in commercial or cultural contexts with France or Germany. A daily English newspaper, The Jordan Times, and a weekly, The Star, which has a French section, are published in Amman. Jordan is on GMT+2 and GMT+3 from April to September.
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Jordan and I.T.
Source : www.intaj.net
Under the leadership and guidance of His Majesty King Abdullah II, Jordan is well on the way to becoming the hub of information technology in the region. It has adopted the overall goals of developing an intellectually competitive IT industry, one that attracts both foreign and local investments, generates high value jobs and produces substantial levels of export. What Jordan lacks in natural resources, it makes up for in its strong leadership, internal stability, educated technical human resources, open-minded and enthusiastic private sector, and an overall good infrastructure; all of which give Jordan a more competitive edge.
Information Technology Association of Jordan (int@j)
In the realisation of a Jordanian IT REACH initiative, int@j (the Information Technology Association of Jordan) was established as a voluntary non-profit, private organisation, with the objective of effectively representing, promoting, and advancing the Jordanian software and IT services industry in the global market.
The association is the focal point for all Jordanian IT industry-related activities and is open to all value added IT related, software development and support enterprises.
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