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Capital : Amman
Language :  Arabic
Currency :  Jordanian dinar
Population : 9 762 380
Area : 89 342 km2

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Jordan facts

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Friday of October.

2. This country has more than 1,264,000 motor vehicles (166 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The national top-level domain is .jo . There are over 3,950 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .jo are google.jo, ju.edu.jo and orange.jo.

5. One of the main problems of the country is water scarcity.

6. In this country there are more than 7 203 km of paved roads (0,01% of all roads in the world).

7. The country has 18 airports, 16 of the paved surface.

8. In this country there are over 507 km of railway tracks.

9. Political system – constitutional monarchy.

10. Full name of the country – Jordanian Kingdom of Jordan.

11. Full name of the country – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.


Geography in Jordan

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1. The lowest situated place in the country is the Dead Sea – 422 m.p.p.

2. Pastures and meadows occupy less than 1% of the country, and farmland only 4%.

3. Jordan borders with such countries as: Iraq 181 km, Israel 238 km, Saudi Arabia 744 km, Syria 375 km.

4. The country is 3.4 times smaller than Poland.

5. The highest peak is Jabal Umm ad Dami, 1854 n.p.

6. In Jordan there are 10026 km2 of agricultural land (11% of the country).

7. The highest situated city in the country is Ajloun.

8. 830 km2 of the country is covered by forests (0.9%)

9. In the territory of this country there are ruins of ancient Petra.

82. The nearest capital in a straight line from Amman is Tel Aviv (Israel) – 108 km.

83. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Amman is Nukuʻalofa (Tonga) – 16708 km.


Finance in Jordan

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1. The minimum wage is 190 dinars per month (data from 2012).

2. The amount of income tax in Jordan is 20%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 20% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 16% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 5.7%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 39 342 000 000 (PLN 168 383 760 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 40,070,000,000 (PLN 171 499 600 000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 86.7% of GDP, which is about: $ 34 109 514 000 (PLN 145 988 719 920),
2018 year was 95.6 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 38 306 920 000 (PLN 163 953 617 600). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 5,044 (PLN 21,587).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 25,020,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 16,725,000,000 .

9. This country has 2018 over year $15,289,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.14% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

10. Jordan has 43500 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Jordan

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1. The built-up speed limit is 90 km / h.

2. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 120 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 20% (2018).

5. The tax on goods and services is 16% (2018).

6. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

7. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 18 days.

8. The last death penalty was carried out in 2006.

9. Friday is a day off from work.


Education in Jordan

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 84.

4. In this country there are 3.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 250 635 people).


Work in Jordan

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1. The minimum wage is 190 dinars per month (data from 2012).

2. The amount of income tax in Jordan is 20%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 18.4% .

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 20% (2018).

5. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 18 days.

6. The work week is 48 hours.

7. Friday is a day off from work.


Best in Jordan

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1. The lowest situated place in the country is the Dead Sea – 422 m.p.p.

2. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

3. The highest peak is Jabal Umm ad Dami, 1854 n.p.

4. The highest situated city in the country is Ajloun.

5. The lowest temperature: -8.4 °C was measured in Ma’an.

6. The highest temperature: 51.1 °C was measured at Deir Alla.

7. Jordan is one of the best organized, clean and safe countries in the region.


2. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 66 place,
2018 > year – 75 place.

3. There are over 105 600 professional soldiers and 65,000 reservists (2018).

4. Number of equipment:
2014 year – 1320 tanks, 4600 > armored vehicles, 245 jet aircraft and 105 helicopters,
2018 year – 1320 tanks, 2547 armored vehicles, 260 jet aircraft and 143 helicopters.

5. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 1,500,000,000 (PLN 6,420,000,000),
2018 year – $ 1,500,000,000 (PLN 6,420,000,000).

6. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 130 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 127 ships.


Society in Jordan

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1. In Jordan, an average person consumes about 0.7 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 75.9%, then beer – 22%, wine – 2%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.1%.

3. In 2013, 768 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 5% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 380,000 people).

5. 2% of the population lives on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 84.

7. 37% of the population are people under 15 years of age

8. Many Jordanians are studying abroad.

9. 30% of adults living in this country are overweight.

10. In this country, women having their first child on average 24.7 years old.

11. On average, women give birth to 3.2 children.

12. In this country over 5 700 000 (2015) 8 700 000 (2018) people have access to internet (about 91% of the population).

13. About 4,100,000 (2015) 5,300,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

14. The population density is 62 people / km2.

15. The main religion is Islam, 96%.

17. The average age of people living in this country is 22 years old.

18. In this country there are about:
3 376 000 people (35.42%) in the age range 0-14 years.
5,783,000 people (60.67%) in the age range 15-64 years.
372 700 people (3.91%) over 65 years old.

19. In this country, about 242,000 children are born each year (2.5% of the population), and about 36,100 people die (0.4% of the population).

20. 115 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

21. 79% of the country’s population live in urban areas.

22. In this country the average adult person smokes 114 cigarettes a month.

23. The average life expectancy in this country is 72.9 years (women – 74.3 years and men – 71.7 years).

24. The people of this country are very hospitable.


Symbols of Jordan

1. The national alcohol is anise.

2. The national animal is a spotted pheasant.

3. Motto of the country – “God, Fatherland, King”.


Customs in Jordan

1. At each visit tea or coffee is served. There is no habit of serving alcohol.


History of Jordan

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1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on May 25, 1946.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1974.

3. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.


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What is the highest peak in Jordan?

The highest peak in Jordan is Jabal Umm ad Dami (1854 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


Which Jordan has national colors?

National colors: black, white, green and red.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is anise.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a spotted pheasant.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Jordan?

Jordan borders on such countries as: Iraq 181 km, Israel 238 km, Saudi Arabia 744 km, Syria 375 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 22 years old.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 190 dinars per month (data from 2012).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Jordan?

The population density is 107 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “God, Fatherland, King”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 51.1 ° C was measured at Deir Alla.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -8.4 ° C was measured in Ma’an.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta