The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is located in the heart of the Middle-East. Jordan has borders with Syria to the North, Iraq to the East, Saudi Arabia to the South East, and Palestine and Israel to the West. Jordan’s only port, Aqaba, is located at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Jordan enjoys a variety of geographical features, starting from the Jordan Rift Valley in the West, which is an extension of the Great Rift Valley that runs through Kenya and Tanzania in Africa, ending at the desert plateau of the East. Jordan boasts a diversity of landscapes including deserts, forests, marshes, beaches, plains, rolling hills and fertile river valleys
•Geographic co-ordinates: 29–33 N, 35-39 E
•Total area: 89,210 sq. km (34, 445 sq. miles)
•Total population: approx. 6 million inhabitants
•Capital: Amman (1.7 million inhabitants)
•Lowest point: Dead Sea (the lowest point on Earth), -408 meters (- 1338.6 feet)
•Highest point: Jebel Rum ( Mount Rum ), 1,734 meters (5689 feet)
•Time: October – March: GMT + 2; April – September: GMT + 3
•Language: The official language is Arabic. Almost 80% of the country speaks English. French, German, Italian and Spanish are also spoken, but to a lesser extent.
Friday and Saturday are the official weekend holiday in Jordan