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Jordan Country Quickfacts

  • Walking to the Treasury
  • Beautiful Scenery
  • Northern Tetrapylon in Jerash
  • Majestic Dawn
Area: 89,342 km2
35,637 sq mi


Country Code: 962
Country Population: 6,655,000
Credit Cards: Major credit cards are usable in tourist areas. Some ATMs may not accept withdrawls.
Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
Departure Tax: Departure tax is included in your international air fare.
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 220 - 240 V (Russian and Great Britian configurations)
Ethnic Groups: 
  • 98% Arab
  • 1% Circassian (Adyghe)
  • 1% Armenian
Flag: Jordan Flag
Location:  Jordan is located in the Middle East, bordering Israel to the West and Saudi Arabia to the East.
Official Language(s): Arabic is the official language. English is widely spoken in the cities. French, German, Italian and Spanish are also spoken.
Religion: Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small Shi'a Muslim and Druze populations).
Time Zone: GMT + 2
Tipping: A 10-12% Service charge is generally added in hotels and restaurants and extra tips are discretionary (smaller establishments usually expect a tip). Porters and drivers tips are usually about 8%. It is customary to round up the price of a taxi trip instead of tipping.



Jordan Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Jordan.

Learn about the history and culture of Jordan, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Jordan's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Jordan for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Jordan tours today!


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