General information about Jordan to get to know the country at a glance

On this page, we have compiled the main general information about Jordan so that you can have it at your fingertips in one glance. In addition, the Jordania Exclusiva website offers exhaustive information about the culture and society of this country, so you can delve deeper into each of the following sections on their respective pages.

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General data about Jordan as a country

These are the general data about Jordan, summarizing its situation as a country, with its corresponding update date (if the date is not shown, consider it as September 2022). Most of the data comes from the Country Profile prepared by the Embassy of Spain in Amman, but other sources such as the World Bank have also been consulted:

  • Official Name of State: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Capital: Amman
  • Creation as a State: May 22, 1946 (independence from the United Kingdom), under the name of Transjordan. In 1950, it was renamed as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Form of State: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Head of State: King Abdullah II
  • Heir to the Throne: Prince Hussein
  • Prime Minister (President of the Council of Ministers): Bisher Al-Khasawneh
  • Constitution: 1952, with successive reforms
  • Flag: Consists of three horizontal stripes of colors representing the three historical
  • Arab caliphates: black for the Abbasids, white for the Umayyads, and green for the Fatimids. The red band represents the Hashemite dynasty and inside it, a seven-pointed star referring to the seven verses of the first surah of the Quran.

General data about Jordan at the geographical level

  • Area: 89,342 km²
  • Coastline: 26 km (on the Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba)
  • Highest point of its territory: Jabal um ad Dami (1,854 masl)
  • Lowest point of its territory: Dead Sea (-435 masl)
  • Border line: 1,744 km
  • Countries with which it shares a land border: Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Palestinian Territories
  • Administrative divisions: 12 provinces

General data of Jordan at the social level

  • Number of inhabitants: 11,057,000 (2021)
  • Population density: 123.76 h/km2
  • Official religion: Islam, professed by approximately 97% of the population

General data of Jordan at the economic level

  • Currency: Jordanian dinar
  • GDP: $43.7B (2020). 87th place
  • GDP per capita: 4,282 dollars (2020). 123rd place

General data of Jordan at the tourist level

  • Number of annual arrivals: 5,361,000 (2019)
  • Percentage contribution to GDP: 9.2%
  • Main countries of origin of tourists: Saudi Arabia, Palestinian Territories, Iraq, United States and Israel

Other country data

  • Phone code: +962
  • Internet domain: .jo
  • Time zone: UTC+2 (in summer, UTC +3)

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