Facts About Jordan

Facts About Jordan
Amman, Jordan

Facts About Jordan

  • Location: Jordan is located in the Middle East

  • Language: Languages spoken in Jordan are Arabic which is the official language and English which is widely understood among upper and middle classes.

  • Currency: The currency used in Jordan is the Jordanian dinar (JOD)

  • Population: Jordan has a population of 6,508,887 (July 2012 est.)

  • Land Size: Jordan has an area of 89,342 square kilometers and only 540 square kilometers is water.

  • Capital: The capital of Jordan is Amman.

  • Borders: Jordan has borders with Iraq 181 km, Israel 238 km, Saudi Arabia 744 km, Syria 375 km, West Bank 97 km.

  • Bordering Body of Water: Golf of Agaba with only 26 kilometers of coast line.

  • Industries: The industries in Jordan include clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing, tourism

  • Agriculture: Jordan's agriculture include citrus, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, strawberries, stone fruits; sheep, poultry, dairy.

  • Land divisions: Jordan is divided into 12 governorates (muhafazat, singular - muhafazah); Ajlun, Al 'Aqabah, Al Balqa', Al Karak, Al Mafraq, 'Amman, At Tafilah, Az Zarqa', Irbid, Jarash, Ma'an, Madaba

  • Major Cities:
    Amman (Amman), Az Zarqā’ (Zarqa), Irbid (Irbid), Russeifa (Zarqa), Wādī as Sīr (Amman), ‘Ajlūn (Irbid), Aqaba (Aqaba), Mādabā (Madaba), As Salţ (Balqa), Ar Ramthā (Irbid)

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