About Jordan

About Jordan

Jordan was named after the famed river which flows from its northern tip, along its western border and into the Dead Sea. Situated at the junction of three continents, Jordan has developed in recent decades into a modern country that integrates ancient heritage and Middle Eastern hospitality with high standards of education and advanced communication technology.

Jordan presents an ideal gateway to the Middle East and the rest of the world. It shares borders with four countries, Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Palestine. The multi- border characteristic of Jordan reinforces its accessibility.

The Kingdom’s terrain extends to approximately 90,000 sq.km, providing a diverse range of landscapes. The Badia plains lie to the east with hills and mountains in the center while the fertile rift valley cleaves the length of the country forming a natural boundary to the west along which the River Jordan flows and converges into the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. The port of Aqaba, at the southern tip of the Kingdom gives Jordan an access to the Red Sea.

Basic Facts

Population:  7.5  million.
Location:  Jordan is located in the heart of the Middle East, Northwest of Saudi Arabia, south of Syria, Southwest of Iraq, and the Occupied West Bank. Jordan has access to the Red Sea via the port city of Aqaba, located at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Geographic co-ordinates: 29 - 34 00 N, 35 - 39 E

 

Area

total: 89,213 sq. km (34, 445 sq. miles)
land: 88,884 sq. km (34, 318 sq. miles)
water: 329 sq. km (127 sq. miles)

 

Language

 Arabic is the official language, but English is spoken widely, especially in business.
 

Climate and Geography

Jordan has a combination of Mediterranean and arid desert climates, with Mediterranean prevailing in the north and west of the country, while the majority of the country is desert. Generally, the country has warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters, with annual average temperatures ranging from 12 to 25 C (54 to 77 F) and summertime highs reaching the 40s (105-115 F) in the desert regions.

Rainfall averages vary from 50mm (1.97 inches) annually in the desert to as much as 800 mm (31.5 inches) in the northern hills, some of which falls as snow in some years.
 

 

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