Fast Facts

-Location:
Middle East
Borders Syria, Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea, Palestine, Israel, and Iraq.
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)

-Dialing code:
+962
City/area codes are in use, e.g. (0)6 for Amman.

-Currency:
Jordan Dinars (JOD)

-Emergency numbers
192 (Police)
193 (Ambulance)

-Population
More than 5 million people
More than 2 million live in the capital, Amman.

-Languages
Official language of Jordan is Arabic
English is widely spoken – especially in the cities

-Time zone
October – March: G.M.T. + 2
April – September: G.M.T. + 3

-Average January temperatures
7.9 ˚C  (46.2 ˚F)

-Average July temperatures
25.1 ˚C  (77.2 ˚F)

-Annual rainfall
Month
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Year
Rainfall mm (inches)
171.9
(6.77)
99.7
(3.93)
76.0
(2.99)
45.3
(1.78)
14.1
(0.56)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
36.3
(1.43)
55.2
(2.17)
97.0
(3.82)
595.5
(23.44)