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Jordan is an average size country in the south west of Asia.

Jordan has a small border on the Gulf of Aqaba.

The land is a mostly desert.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Jordan, also known as lines of latitude and longtitude, are:-
Latitude - 31 00N
Longitude - 36 00E

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jordan The Jordanian flag is 3 equal horizontal stripes of black, at the top, white and green. A red isosceles triangle on the flag pole side contains a white 7-pointed star.

The capital of Jordan is Amman.

Jordan is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a king as head of state and a prime minister as head of the government.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian dinar.

Arabic is the official language.

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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Jordan to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of Jordan is 88,802 sq kms which is the 32nd largest in Asia.

Jordan has lakes, rivers and canals which total 540 sq kms.

Jordan has boundaries with 5 countries

  • Saudi Arabia 731 kms
  • Syria 379 kms
  • Israel 307 kms
  • Iraq 179 kms
  • West Bank (Palestine) 148 kms

Jordan has a coastline of 26 kms which is the 37th longest in Asia.

The highest point in Jordan is Jabal Umm ad Dami at 1,854 metres.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. jordan
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People

The total population of Jordan is 8.19 million people, making it the 30th largest country in Asia by population.

Of this number 4.78 million are females and 3.41million are males.

A person from Jordan is called a Jordanian.

To be a citizen of Jordan, your father must be a citizen of Jordan. It is not sufficient to be born in Jordan. You have to live in Jordan for 15 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Jordan, by population are:-

  • Amman 1,275,857 people
  • Zarqa 792,665
  • Irbid 307,480
  • Russeifa 268,237
  • Wadi Al Seer 181,212
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. jordanEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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83.7% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in Jordan is 25.5 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Jordan is 3.8 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 13.8 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 15.5 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 22.0 and for males is 22.9. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

The average age of a woman when she has her first child is 24.7.

The elderly dependency ratio is 6.2. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 16.0. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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Jordan spends 7.5% of its total income on health care.

There are 2.56 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 1.8 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

35.5% of the population are estimated as obese.

97.8% of the urban population and 92.3% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

98.6% of the urban population and 98.9% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer. a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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Jordan releases 19.0 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 32nd highest in Asia.
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Education

We have no figures for the amount Jordan spends of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in Jordan. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education must continue till 16 but can go on to 18/19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

Generally the school year consists of 2 terms and starts in the first week of September and finishes in the middle of June. There is usually a 4 day break at Christmas and a 3 week in the middle of January.

92.9% of females and 97.7% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

29.3% of all people aged between 16 and 24 are not in work. Among females 48.8% are unemployed while with males 25.2% can't find work.

The total number of people available for work in Jordan is 2.30 million.

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  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
16.5% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 16 paved airports in Jordan, which is the 32nd highest number in Asia.
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There are 509 kilometres of railways in Jordan, the 32nd longest in Asia.
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There are 7,203 kilometres of roads in Jordan, which means Jordan is in 34th place for the most kilometres of roads in Asia.
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There are 4 major national newspapers in Jordan.

There are 9.20 million mobile phone users.

4% of the people have a fixed landline.

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5.10 million people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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