Where is Jordan?

Located in the Middle East, Jordan has a 1,744.00 km border with Iraq (179 km), Israel (307 km), Saudi Arabia (731 km), Syria (379 km) and West Bank (148 km). It has a 26.00 km coastline. The 2004 agreement, which settled a border dispute with Syria, is currently pending demarcation.

Jordan is an Asian country covering 89,342.00 km2 of which 0.60% is water and 88,802.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 110th largest country in the world and about three-quarters the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Indiana. Its geographic coordinates are 31 00 N, 36 00 E and Amman is the capital city.

The country was named for the Jordan River, which makes up part of Jordan's northwest border.

Its ISO code is JO.

Geography

Jordan has a mean elevation of 812 m above sea level.

It has an arid climate that becomes rainy in the western regions of the country between November and April. Its terrain mostly consists of desert plateaus in the east and highlands in the west.

Population

Jordan has a population of 8,185,384 making it the 96th largest in the world. The population is heavily concentrated in the west, particularly the northwest.

Arabic is the official language. The major ethnic group is Arab. The majority of the population is Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 962.

Government

Jordan is an independent country. Gained independence from the League of Nations in 1946. Its constitution was last ratified in 1952.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Jordan's GDP is $86,190,000,000.00 (USD) with $11,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 88th largest economy and its citizens the 131st richest in the world. The currency of Jordan is the Dinar (JOD).

Its major export partners are the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. Its main exports are textiles, fertilizers, potash, and phosphates. Its major import partners are Saudi Arabia, China, and the United States. Its major imports include crude oil, refined petroleum products, machinery, and transport equipment.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017