Jordan Travel Overview

Jordan Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Amman (See more on ITYPEMBA.COM)

Official language: Arabic

Currency: dinar

Continent: West Asia

Between the Dead Sea and historical sites

The city of Petra is one of the most fascinating abandoned cities on earth, alongside the Machu Pitchu in Peru in Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Location of Jordan

According to Countryaah, Jordan is a country in the Middle East that borders Israel and Palestine. It also borders Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The country can be divided into three regions: the Jordan Rift, East Jordanian mountains and desert.

Jordan highlights

Popular destinations in Jordan are the city of Petra. It is immediately the main attraction of the country, because the city ​​carved out of the rock is world famous. Another popular travel destination in the country is the granite cliffs of Wadi Rum and the lowest point on earth: the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is losing more and more water through water taken from the Jordan. Without intervention, it will be gone in 50 years. It shares its fate like the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.

Jordan travel

The historian Dan Snow wrote in an issue of a travel magazine that the route from the Suez Canal to Petra is the most historically rich and scenically fascinating thing you can do if you want to plan some culture on your next vacation.


Currency (sub-unit)

Dinar (100 piasters)

ISO 4217 code

IOD / 400


Continent: Asia

Region: west

Geo coordinates: N 30 ° 35 ‘6.6 ” E 36 ° 14’ 18.3″

Highest mountain: Jabal Ram (1,734 m)

Total area: 92,300 km²

Mainland: 91,971 km²

National border: 1,619 km

Coastline: 26 km


Dependency: Great Britain until 1946 (mandate)

UN member since: 1955

Other political affiliation: Arab League

Form of government: Constitutional monarchy


Jordan GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Phosphates, olive oil, fruits

BSP: $ 13,967,000,000

GDP: $ 13,470,000,000

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 28.1 billion

Economic growth: 6.4%

GDP share of agriculture: 2.9%

GDP share of industry: 27.6%

GDP share of services: 69.5%

Inflation rate: 5.1%

Unemployment: 12%

State budget revenue: $ 3283,000,000

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 76.3%

Export: $ 4,883,000,000

Import: $ 9,207,000,000

Foreign debt: $ 8,822,000,000

Gold and currency reserves: $ 5,477,000,000

Electricity consumption: 9,720 million KWh

Gas reserves: 6,230 million m³

Gas production: 470 million m³

Gas consumption: 470 million m³

Oil production: 40 million m³

Oil consumption: 108,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 4.5%

Sheep: 1,360,000 pieces

Demographic data

Residents: 5,906,800

Residents in cities: 4,559,000

Average age: 23 years

0-14 years: 33.8%

15-64 years: 62.4%

> 65 years: 3.8%

Population growth: 2.49%

Birth rate: 21.28 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 2.65 / 1,000 residents

Migration: 6.26 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.1

Fertility: 2.63 children / woman

Infant mortality: 15.76 ‰

Life expectancy men: 75.9 years

Life expectancy women: 81.05 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: JO

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: JOR

ISO 3166 numeric: 400

Top Level Domain: jo

IOC country code: JOR


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 766,000

Cell Phones: 2,031,000

Radios: 2,420,000

TV: 910,000

Computer: 320,000

Internet users: 970,000


Railway lines: 505 km

Paved roads: 7,709 km

Cars: 289,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 25th

Pipelines: 753


Number of doctors: 10,030

Daily food intake: 2.830 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 600


Illiteracy: 8th %


Foundation: 1200 BC Chr.

Last sovereign since: -1946 BC Chr.


Main religious group: Muslims


Prison inmates: 6,300


Armed forces (troop strength): 105,000

Main battle tank: 1,180

Warplanes: 90

Helicopter: 65

Defense Spending: $ 1,366,200,000


Arriving by plane

Jordan’s national airline Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) (Internet: flies non-stop to Amman from Munich, Frankfurt / M., Geneva, Zurich and Vienna. Lufthansa (LH) (Internet: flies non-stop from Frankfurt. Austrian Airlines (OS) (Internet: flies non-stop from Vienna to Amman.
Jordan Aviation (Internet: flies from Amman and Aqaba to Alexandria, Bahrain, Dubai and Kuwait.

Air passes

With the Star Alliance’s Middle East Airpass, travelers can explore Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and the United Arab Emirates on up to ten flights. More information is available on the Star Alliance website,

With the Visit Middle East Pass from Allianz Oneworld, travelers can book any number of flights (at least 3 flights) with the participating airlines British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Royal Jordanian and travel to the following 12 countries: Egypt, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq Yemen, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.

Departure fee

Included in the flight ticket. At King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba, tourists do not have to pay any departure tax.

Arrival by car

The following border crossings are available:
from Syria: from Nasib to Jabber or from Dera’a to Ramtha;
from Israel: In the north at the Sheik-Hussein crossing and in the south there is a connection between Wadi Araba, Akaba and Eilat;
from Palestine: North of the Dead Sea across the King Hussein / Allenby Bridge;
from Iraq: The connection road from Amman to Baghdad may be blocked.

Note on arriving by car

Road tolls: 5 JD.

Arriving by train

A Hijaz train runs twice a week between Amman and Damascus (Syria). Further information and reservations on Tel: (06) 489 54 13.

Arrival by ship

A passenger ferry departs from Aqaba daily at 3 p.m. (travel time: 3 hours) and a catamaran (travel time: 1 hour) to Nuweiba (Egypt). There are weekly passenger ship connections to Suez (Egypt) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Silversea Cruises (Internet: Cunard (Internet:, Radisson Seven Seas (Internet: call at Aqaba on cruises.