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Jordan Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Amman
Government Constitutional monarchy
Currency Jordanian dinar (JOD)
Area total: 92,300 km2
water: 329 km2
land: 91,971 km2
Population 5,906,760 (July 2006 est.)
Language Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes
Religion Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small Shi'a Muslim and Druze populations) (2001 est.)
Electricity 220V/50Hz (Continental round pin & UK plugs)
Calling Code 962
Internet TLD .jo
Time Zone UTC +2

For other places with the same name, see Jordan (disambiguation).

Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is a country in the Middle East. Almost completely land-locked (save for a small outlet on the Red Sea in the Gulf of Aqaba and a frontage on the Dead Sea), Jordan is bordered by Israel and the West Bank (Palestinian Territories) to the west, by Syria to the north, by Iraq to the east and by Saudi Arabia to the south.


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