Jordan is a country in the Middle East. It's bordered in the north by Syria, in the east by Iraq, in the south-east by Saudi Arabia, in the south by the Gulf of Aqaba and in the west by Israel and the West Bank. The majority of the population lives in the different cities. The deserts are very sparsely populated and here are only a few nomads. With Petra, Jordan has one of the world's top tourist highlights. Petra, the world famous ruins of the capital of the Nabataeans is located in the south of Jordan. This historic city was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Most tourists come to Jordan for Petra. In Jordan you also find the Dead Sea, actually this is not a sea but a salt lake. It's Jordan's largest lake. Jordan shares the lake with Palestine and Israel.