Jordan Guide

Jordan Guide

Country data

Location: Middle East

Time zone: CET + 1

Total area: 89,342 km²

Land area: 88,802 km²

Water area: 540 km²

Length of the state border: 1,635 km

Bordering countries:
Iraq: 181 km
Israel: 238 km
Saudi Arabia: 744 km
Syria: 375 km
West Bank: 97 km

Coastline: 26 km

Capital: Amman

Regions: 12
Ajlun, Al ‘Aqabah, Al Balqa’, Al Karak, Al Mafraq, ‘Amman, At Tafilah, Az Zarqa’, Irbid, Jarash, Ma’an, Madaba

Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 962 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Jabal Umm ad Dami 1,854 m


Population: approx. 7.9 million residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 3.8% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 88

Life expectancy: 73 (male), 76 (female)

Official language: Arabic


  • 97% Muslim
  • 3% other


Most of the country has a Mediterranean climate.

In summer it is hot during the day (sometimes over 40 ° C) and dry, with many hours of sunshine. During the night it cools down to more comfortable temperatures.

In the desert areas it can get very cold at night.

During the winter months, the thermometer rarely shows more than 15 ° C. Rainfalls occur frequently during this time.


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