Jordan travel guide



Jordan is located in Western Asia part of Asia. It's total area is 89K km² and 1.1% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 11M. 91.8% lives in cities whereas 8.2% lives in rural areas.
Jordan (Arabic: الأردن; tr. Al-ʾUrdunn [al.ʔur.dunː]), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a country in Western Asia. It is situated at the crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe, within the Levant region, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the northeast, Syria to the north, and the Palestinian West Bank, Israel, and the Dead Sea to the west. It has a 26 km (16 mi) coastline in its southwest on the Gulf of Aqaba's Red Sea, which separates Jordan from Egypt. Amman is Jordan's capital and largest city, as well as its economic, political, and cultural centre.Modern-day Jordan has been inhabited by humans since the Paleolithic period. Three stable kingdoms emerged there at the end of the Bronze Age: Ammon, Moab and Edom. In the third century BC, the Arab Nabataeans established their Kingdom with Petra as the capital. Later rulers of the Transjordan region include the Assyrian, Babylonian, Roman, Byzantine, Rashidun, Umayyad, Abassid, and the Ottoman empires. After the Great Arab Revolt against the Ottomans in 1916 during World War I, the Greater Syria region was partitioned by Britain and France. The Emirate of Transjordan was established in 1921 by the Hashemite, then Emir, Abdullah I, and the emirate became a British protectorate. In 1946, Jordan gained independence and became officially known in Arabic as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country captured the West Bank during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and annexed it until it was lost to Israel in 1967. Jordan renounced its claim to the territory in 1988, and became the second Arab state to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1994.Jordan is a semi-arid country, covering an area of 89,342 km2 (34,495 sq mi), with a population of 10 million, making it the eleventh-most populous Arab country. The dominant majority, or around 95% of the country's population, is Sunni Muslim, with a mostly Arab Christian minority. Jordan has been mostly unscathed by the violence that swept the region following the Arab Spring in 2010. From as early as 1948, Jordan has accepted refugees from multiple neighboring countries in conflict. An estimated 2.1 million Palestinian and 1.4 million Syrian refugees are present in Jordan as of a 2015 census; with most Palestinian refugees holding Jordanian citizenship. The kingdom is also a refuge to thousands of Christian Iraqis fleeing persecution by the Islamic State. While Jordan continues to accept refugees, the recent large influx from Syria placed substantial strain on national resources and infrastructure.The sovereign state is a constitutional monarchy, but the king holds wide executive and legislative powers. Jordan is a founding member of the Arab League and the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation. The country has a high Human Development Index, ranking 102nd, and is considered an upper middle income economy. The Jordanian economy, one of the smallest economies in the region, is attractive to foreign investors based upon a skilled workforce. The country is a major tourist destination, also attracting medical tourism due to its well developed health sector. Nonetheless, a lack of natural resources, large flow of refugees, and regional turmoil have hampered economic growth.

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💬 Languages

Arabic is the official language.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Jordanian dinar [1 USD = 0.709 JOD].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

As credit cards are not widely used in Jordan, we suggest you to carry cash during your travels [2017: %2.528093569]. Approximately there are a total of 🏧 3.3K ATM's in Jordan.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 5.4M tourists arrived to Jordan. In 2019, tourism has contributed to Jordan economy with a total of 6.9B $ income (%42.1).

📱 Bandwidth

Mobile internet & wifi is 🐢average with 23.12 Mbps. Broadband is 🚀very fast with 132.03 Mbps.

Mobile & Wifi (0.81 / 10)

Broadband (4.61 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ☀️ 19 °C and hot. Current 3 months (April, May and June) average is ☀️ 22 °C and hot. Current season (spring) is 🌤️ 18 °C and warm.
Yearly average19 °C ☀️
3 month average22 °C ☀️
Spring average18 °C 🌤️
Summer average27 °C 🔥
Fall average21 °C ☀️
Winter average10 °C ❄️
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 49B $ and with %-0 decrease GNI per capita was 4.4K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %4.2.

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