The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan lies in the center of the Middle East with a total land area of approximately 92,000 square kilometers. It shares a border with Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. It is home to the Dead Sea, the lowest point in earth as well as the Great Rift Valley, created millions of years ago.

Wadi Rum, Jordan
Wadi Rum | Photo by Daniel Case under creative commons

Key Facts About Jordan

Location Located in Southwest Asia, south of Syria, west of Iraq, northwest of Saudi Arabia and east of Israel and the West Bank
CurrencyJordanian Dinar
Currency Conversion1JOD = 1.41USD
ClimateHot, dry climate with long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters.
Population10. 3 million (2018 est.)
ReligionMostly Muslims
LanguageArabic is the National Language

Top Tourist Attractions in Jordan

  • Wadi Rum
  • Dead Sea
  • Petra
  • Colonnaded Street
  • Ajlun Castle
  • Aqaba
  • Roman Theater
  • Temple of Hercules
  • Ma’in Hot Springs
  • The Baptism Site of Jesus Christ
  • Temple of Artemis
  • Wadi Mujib