General facts of Jordan to know the country at a glance

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

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General data of Jordan by country

These are the general data of Jordan, that summarize its situation as a country, with its corresponding update date (if the date does not appear, consider September 2022). Most of the data come from the Country Sheet prepared by the Embassy of Spain in Amman, but other sources such as the World Bank have also been consulted:

  • Official name of the State: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Capital: Amman
  • Creation as a state: May 22, 1946 (independence from the United Kingdom), with the name of Transjordan. In 1950 it was renamed the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Form of State: Constitutional Monarchy
  • Head of state: King Abdullah II
  • Heir to the throne: Prince Hussein
  • Prime Minister (Chairman of the Council of Ministers): Bisher Al-Khasawneh
  • Constitution: 1952, with successive reforms
  • Flag: It consists of three horizontal bands of colors, representing the three historical Arab caliphates: black, by the Abbasids, white by the Umayyads and green by the Fatimids. The red chevron represents the Hashemite dynasty and inside, a seven-pointed star that mentions the seven verses of the first surah of the Qur’an

General data of 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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