Jordan is an amazing country with a rich history that doesn’t get nearly the amount of visitors it deserves. Most of it has to do with the turmoil that’s been going on in the neighboring countries for the past 20 years but Jordan is completely safe to visit. Are you planning to visit Jordan soon? Check out our helpful Jordan travel articles to get some useful tips and learn everything you need to know before visiting and make the most out of your vacation.
Basic Information About Jordan
Jordan is home to 10 million people. Around 98% of the total population consists of ethnic Arab. The main minority ethnic groups are Circassian, Chechens and Armenian.
The official language is Arabic.
Jordan’s official currency is the Jordanian dinar (currency code JOD). One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 0.77-0.71 JOD.
With a territory of 89,342 square kilometers, Jordan is the 112th largest country in. Jordan is geographically located in Southwest Asia, and it shares borders to the north by Syria, to the east by Iraq, and by Saudi Arabia on the east and south. To the west is Israel and the occupied West Bank, while Jordan’s only outlet to the sea, the Gulf of Aqaba, is to the south.
Jordan has a vast variety of climate with 4 seasons. Normally Jordan usually has short Winter and Spring while Summer is long, dry and hot, the further inland from the Mediterranean the less rainfall and different temperature.
Economy & Budget
Jordan is an upper-middle income country with a market oriented economy. Backpackers can survive with around $30 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $50 and $60 per day on average.
Amman is the capital city of Jordan with total population of 4 million.