Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea lies along its western borders and the country has a small shoreline on the Red Sea in its extreme south-west, but is otherwise landlocked. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe.
The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.
Official languages Arabic
Area 89,342 km2
Population 2018 estimate 10,171,480
Currency Jordanian dinar