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Jordan

Jordan
  • Capital

    Capital

    Amman

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:35

  • Population

    Population

    10.17 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +962

  • Currency

    Currency

    JD JOD (dinar)

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  • Capital

    Capital

    Amman

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:35

  • Population

    Population

    10.17 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +962

  • Currency

    Currency

    JD JOD (dinar)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 636

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.27 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    111mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    92 300 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    2%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    1%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    11%

  • Railways

    Railways

    509km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    3.18 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Arab - 98 %
    Circassian - 1 %
    Armenian - 1 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam - 92 %
    Islam - 92 %
    Christian - 6 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    97.9%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Arabic
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    115 500

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.7 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    70.2%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    11.7%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    7 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.1%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    citrus, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, strawberries, stone fruits, sheep, poultry, dairy

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphates, potash, shale oil

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    96%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    phosphates, potash, shale oil

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    3%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    26 450kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    103 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    29

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What not to do when visiting Jordan

1/17
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Don't feel worried even if you need to turn down invitation for a coffee or tea - place your right hand over your heart and apologetically decline.

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2/17
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Don't be scared to refuse meal once or twice before accepting it - in Jordan it's customary.

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Don't hand an empty cup of coffee straight back to your host in Jordan- this indicates that you want more. Shake your wrist to show that you've had enough.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The national anthems of Japan, Jordan, and San Marino each have only four lines.

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Don’t forget men usually with handshake accompanied with ’Salaamu Aleikum’ (peace be upon you), and the appropriate response is Wa'aleikum as-salamma (and on peace be you). Friends can greet with a series of between three and five kisses to the cheek. Women greet similarly to men handshakes and kisses are common.

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Don't forget to wear modest loose-fitting clothing that covers arms, legs and chest.

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Don't forget to use only your right hand while eating - you may either use utensil, your hand or bread to scoop food.

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Don't enter someone's home without removing your shoes.

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Don’t insult (verbally) the King or members of the Royal Family - it may lead to imprisonment.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Jordan’s king Abdullah II is a big Star Trek fan.

9/17
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Don't eat or hand things over with your left hand - use right hand only.

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10/17
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Don’t expect Jordanians to be in direct communicators - they tend to be indirect in all discussions.

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11/17
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Don’t make the "OK" gesture - it’s threatening gesture meaning you’ll hit the other person or indicate you’re angry.

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12/17
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Don't worry to follow local customs - Jordanians appreciate travellers who try to observe their customs, even if they make a mistake.

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Don’t be surprised by the fact Jordanians men under age 40 are required to register for service in the military.

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14/17
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Don’t discuss your relationship with your spouse - better topics are about how things work in your country.

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15/17
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Don’t ignore the body language - raising eyebrows, making a ”tch” sound with the tongue or nodding the head up slightly usually means no or negative position.

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Don’t show the soles of your feet to anyone and don’t move the things with your foot.

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Don't bath naked or topless.

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