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About Jordan

Is an Arab Muslim country, located in the north of the Arabian Peninsula and in West Asia. Bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the east, Saudi Arabia to the south and south-east, and Palestine (the West Bank) to the west. Jordan is named to the Jordan River, which passes on its western border, and Amman is capital.

Official language:

The official language is Arabic, and English is the first foreign language.


Regime in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan parliament heritable Royal. Sits Majesty King Abdullah II on the throne of the Kingdom of the top three authorities, also serves as the supreme commander of the armed forces.

Jordan flag:

Flag symbolizes the roots of the Kingdom strike in the Great Arab Revolution (1916), As it adapted from it’s flag. Represent the colors black, white and green of the Abbasids and Umayyads and the Fatimids of Arabs, while the red triangle, which combines parts of the flag represents the Hashemite family. The Islamic Seven star in the middle of the red triangle symbolizes to Fateha in the Holy Quran.

Diversity of the population:

According to statistics of the population, in 2011 the number of Jordan’s population of six million and 249 thousand people. Arabs make up the vast majority (98%) of the population, and are located in Jordan other ethnicities of Aacharx (1%) and Armenians (1%). Population density is concentrated in the center and north of the country. The official religion is Islam so that accounted for Sunni Muslims (92%). While not exceed followers of other Islamic sects of the Druze (2%). The Christian (6%) of the population, most of which follow the Orthodox Church.

Area and Climate:

The total area of the Kingdom up to 92.300 square kilometers, land 91.971 sq km, and water 329 sq km. And total length of 1,635 km border divided as follows 744 km shared with Saudi Arabia, 375 with Syria, 238 kilometers with the 1948 Green Line, 181 km with Iraq, and the least 97 with the West Bank. The border water amounts to 26 km. Jordan has a port on the Red Sea through the city of Aqaba, located in the far north of the Gulf of Aqaba. The lowest point is the surface of the Dead Sea and of -408 m below sea level. The highest point stands at 1854 m on the summit of Mount Umm Al-Dami . .

Official currency:

The country’s official currency is the Jordanian Dinar, which is equal to 1000 fils, or 100 piasters. It is available in the form of paper currency of 50 dinars, 20 dinars, ten dinars, five dinars and one dinars. Also available in the form of coins of half a dinar categories and quarter dinars and 100 fils and 50 fils and 25 fils and ten fils and five fils.

Working hours:

Government departments and offices, banks and most of its other offices close on Friday and Saturday of each week. The working hours in the remaining five days (Sunday – Thursday) are from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.