The national main dish is Mansaf, which consists of lamb cooked in dried yogurt and served with seasoned rice on flat bread. The service sector, consisting of government, tourism, transportation, communication, and financial services contributes the most to the economy, employing 70 percent of the workforce.

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By the year 2012, the population is expected to double. The flag of the Palestinian people is identical but does not have the white star.

From Mount Nebo in western Jordan, many people believe that Moses saw the Promised Land.

Amman's appearance reflects a Western influence, with modern hotels and commercial buildings.

Streets are identified and numbered in an inefficient manner, and maps are hard to read and often useless. An ancient legend tells of an Arabian shepherd who six thousand years ago put his supply of milk in a pouch made from a sheep's stomach before making a journey across the desert.

The rennet in the lining of the pouch, combined with the heat of the sun, caused the milk to form curds, and cheese was discovered.

Bedouin farmers keep herds of goats and sheep whose milk is used to produce cheese and yogurt.

Bedouins form the core of the army, occupying key positions, even though their political influence is diminishing.

Palestinians are typically referred to as educated, hard-working people, and their influence in Jordan has resulted in a greater emphasis on education and Most people live in one- or two-room apartments or houses.

Jordanians are defined as residents who have lived east of the Jordan River since before 1948.

Palestinians are defined as residents whose birthright extends back to areas west of the Jordan River.

Affluent urban families live in larger apartments or individual homes.