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Jordan is a country in the Middle East, bordering Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. It has a long history dating back to the Bronze Age and has been shaped by various kingdoms, including the Nabataeans and the Ottomans. Jordan gained its independence in 1946 and has been a constitutional monarchy ever since. The country's most famous sights include the ancient city of Petra, the Dead Sea, and the Wadi Rum desert.

Country data Jordan

Jordan at a glance

Area92300 km2
CurrencyJordanian Dinar (JOD)
Neighboring countriesSyria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Israel und State of Palestine

Map Jordan

Country borders and location of the capital

Cities in Jordan