Official nameThe Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Name in local languageالمملكة الأردنّيّة الهاشميّة ; Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Ḥāshimīyah (ar)
SubcontinentWestern Asia
Population (ranking: 90e)10,305,560 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth2.16 % / year
Area88,794 km²
Density116.06 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 94e)42.291 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)4,248 $USD (2018)
GDP growth1.90 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)74.40 years (2018)
Birth rate25.23 ‰ (2015)
Fertility rate3.50 children / woman (2015)
Death rate (ranking)3.80 ‰ (2015)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)17.00 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate93.55 % (2015)
Official languagesArabic
CurrencyJordanian Dinar (JOD)
HDI (ranking: 137e)0.723 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)62.20 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of StateKing Abdullah II
National DayMay 25 (independence)
Tourists (ranking)3,844,000 people (2017)
Jordanie – petite
10 million inhabitants

Jordan is a country in West Asia. It is surrounded to the west by Palestine and Israel, along the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, to the south by Saudi Arabia, to the east by Iraq and to the north by Syria, and with an access to the Gulf of Aqaba, on the Red Sea.

La Khazneh, Pétra, Jordanie
Al-Khazneh, Petra, Jordan
Grotte en mer Morte, Jordanie
Cave in the Dead Sea, Jordan
Amman, capitale de la Jordanie
Amman, capital of Jordan
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Urban areas (2015)
Urban areasPopulation
Amman6,101,172 inhabitants
Irbid1,770,158 inhabitants
Aqaba188,160 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Governorates (Provinces)PopulationArea
Ajloun176,080 inhabitants420 km²
Amman4,007,526 inhabitants7,579 km²
Aqaba188,160 inhabitants6,905 km²
Balqa491,709 inhabitants1,120 km²
Irbid1,770,158 inhabitants1,572 km²
Jerash237,059 inhabitants410 km²
Karak316,629 inhabitants3,495 km²
Ma'an144,082 inhabitants32,832 km²
Madaba189,192 inhabitants940 km²
Mafraq549,948 inhabitants26,551 km²
Tafilah96,291 inhabitants2,209 km²
Zarqa1,364,878 inhabitants4,761 km²
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See also