Jordan Facts and History

Discover the wonders of Jordan!

Flag of Jordan
National Flag of Jordan

Interesting facts about Jordan

  • Official Name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Form of Government: constitutional monarchy with two legislative houses (Senate [751]; House of Representatives [1302])
  • President: Abdullah
  • Prime Minister: Bisher al-Khasawneh
  • GDP: 44.5 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Amman
  • Population: 10.1 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Arabic 
  • Currency: Jordanian dinar
  • Timezone: GMT+3
  • Area: 89,342 km²
  • Dialing Code: +962
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Jabal Umm ad Dāmī,Ramm,Jabal Mabrak
  • Major Rivers: Yarmouk
  • Continent: Asia
  • Border Countries: Slightly smaller in area than the country of Portugal, Jordan is bounded to the north by Syria, to the east by Iraq, to the southeast and south by Saudi Arabia, and to the west by Israel and the West Bank.

Map of Jordan

National Symbols of Jordan

  • National Bird: Sinai rosefinch
  • National Anthem: “as-Salām al-Malakī al-ʾUrdunī”
  • National Animal: white oryx
  • National Flower: Black Iris
  • National Tree: Quercus ithaburensis Decne
  • National Poet: Mustafa Wahbi al-Tal
  • National Game: Football
  • National Park: Dibbeen