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Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

اَلمَمْلَكَة اَلأُرْدُنِيَّة اَلهَاشِمِيَّة
Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdaniyyah Al-Hashimiyyah
Flag of Jordan
Location of Jordan
Official languagesArabic[1]
English, French, Circassian (Adyghe&Kabardey) Chechen, Persian, Kurdish, Turkish
Ethnic groups
Arab 98%
Circassian 1%
Armenian 1%
GovernmentConstitutional monarchy[2]
• King
Abdullah II
Fayez al-Tarawneh

25 May 1946
• Total
89,342 km2 (34,495 sq mi) (112th)
• Water (%)
• July 2011 estimate
6,508,271[3] (106th)
• July 2004 census
• Density
68.4/km2 (177.2/sq mi) (133rd)
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
• Total
$36.040 billion[4] (98th)
• Per capita
$5,759[4] (108th)
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
• Total
$29.964 billion[4] (90th)
• Per capita
$4,788[4] (96th)
Gini (2002–03)38.8
HDI (2011)Increase 0.698[5]
medium · 95th
CurrencyJordanian dinar (JOD)
Time zoneUTC+2 (UTC+2)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+3 (UTC+3)
Driving sideright
Calling code962
ISO 3166 codeJO
Internet, الاردن.
  1. Also serves as the Royal anthem.
A map of Jordan

Jordan is a country in the Middle East. Its official name is The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.


Jordan has borders with the countries of Saudi Arabia, Israel, Syria and Iraq. It also has a very short coast on the Red Sea, and a longer coast along the Dead Sea.

Most of Jordan is desert and the country is very dry. The northwest of Jordan is its highest part, and its lowest part is the Dead Sea. This is the lowest place on the Earth that is open to the sky.

The capital of Jordan is Amman.


Jordan is divided into 12 Governorates. The governorates are divided into 54 departments or districts named Nahias.

Governorate Capital Region
Ajloun Governorate Ajloun North
Aqaba Governorate Aqaba South
Balqa Governorate Salt Central
Capital Governorate Amman Central
Irbid Governorate Irbid North
Jerash Governorate Jerash North
Governorate Capital Location
Karak Governorate Al Karak South
Ma'an Governorate Ma'an South
Madaba Governorate Madaba Central
Mafraq Governorate Mafraq North
Tafilah Governorate Tafilah South
Zarqa Governorate Zarqa Central


People from Jordan are called Jordanians. Most of them speak Arabic as their first language. The population of Jordan is about 5.7 million people.

Jordan is a constitutional monarchy and has a king. The King is the head of state, but he does not have all the power in the country. King Abdullah II has been the King of Jordan since February 1999. Most Jordanians are Muslim. There are around 200-400 000 Christians.

Jordan's national meal is mansaf. The most popular sport is football.


Unlike some of the countries around it, Jordan has little petroleum and natural gas. Some of its economy comes from mining instead. Jordan is the largest producer of the mineral phosphate in the world.

The currency of Jordan is called the Jordanian dinar.

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