Modern Jordan can trace its roots to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and the founding of the Emirate of Transjordan in 1921. A British protectorate, the Emirate became independent in 1946. It was then renamed the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan, and it again changed its name to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1949. Jordan is one of only two Arab nations to have established diplomatic ties with Israel, a country it borders. The services industry is essential to Jordan’s economy. Tourists flock to Jordan’s Petra, a Nabatean city built in rock around 300 B.C., and to its other four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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