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Jordan – Important Facts

Jordan is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel, Palestine and the Dead Sea to the west and the Red Sea in its extreme south-west. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan’s most populous city as well as the country’s economic, political and cultural centre.

Facts: Jordan Capital: Amman, Population: 6.5 million, Area: 89,342 sq km (34,492 sq miles), Major language: Arabic, Major religion: Islam, Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 75 years.

Important Details

  • Country ISO3:JOR
  • Country Code:400
  • Income Group:Middle East & North Africa
  • Lending Category:Upper middle income
  • Region:IBRD
  • Currency Unit:Jordanian dinar
  • WTO Member:YES
  • Trade organisations:WTO
  • world rank:46
  • Regional Ranking:5th in the Middle East/North Africa Region