Useful Information & Facts about Jordan
The Geographical Location of Jordan
Jordan is situated in the Continent of Asia, bordering with Syria to the North, Iraq to the east, Saudi Arabia to the South & East, Israel and the west bank to the west.
The geographical coordinates are between latitudes 29° and 34° North, and longitudes 35° and 40° East
Jordan occupies a land area of around 93000 square kilometers and a water area of around 330 square kilometers.
The Climate of Jordan
Jordan climate is Semi-dry, with Long-Hot summers, and Short-Cool winters, It is humid from November to March and semi-dry for the rest of the year.
January is the coldest month in the year, with temperatures from 5°C to 15°C during the daylight, and August is the hottest month with temperatures between 28°C to 40°C during the daylight
The Currency of Jordan
The local National currency is the Jordanian Dinar, (the symbol is JD)
The Banknotes are 1, 5, 10, 20 & 50 JD.
The Coins are 0.5, 1, 5, 10, 25, & 50 Piasters
Every 1 JD is equal to 100 Piasters
Currency can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, and the daily Exchange rates can be found at the Jordanian Central Bank Website.
The Population of Jordan
Regarding the Department of Statistics in Jordan, the Estimates population of Jordan by the 5th of June 2014 is 6,591,689.
Almost 20 % of the population are living in the Capital Amman.
Arabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)
Country's official Religious is 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 Shia Muslim and Druze populations)
Arabs 98%, 2% between Armenians & Circassians
Public Holidays in Jordan
New Year’s Day January 1st
Labour Day May 1st
Independence Day May 25th
Christmas Day December 25th
Eid al-Fitr - A 3 or 4-day feast marking the end of Ramadan.
Eid al-Adha - A 4-day feast at the end of the Hajj, or month of pilgrimage to Mecca.
First of Muharram - Islamic New Year.
12 Rabee' Al Awal - The Birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
Entry Visa to Jordan
Any Foreigner entering Jordan is required to obtain a Visa, and need a passport valid for at least 6 months following the arrival date.
Certain Nationalities can obtain their Visa at Q.A Airport on the arrival day, but other nationalities are required to obtain the visa prior the arrival date from the Jordanian consulates or embassies in their countries.
-The cost of single Entry visa is 40 JD, valid for 60 days from the date of issuance. Please apply only within 60 days of your date of travel. and allows Maximum 30 days stay in Jordan.
-The cost of double Entry visa is 60 JD, valid for three months
-The cost of multiple Entry visa is 120 JD, valid for six months
All travelers need a passport valid for at least 6 months following the arrival date.
Groups of 5 persons or more arriving through our travel agency are exempt from all visa charges, provided the group arrives and departs together as well as staying a minimum of 2 nights in Jordan.
Arrivals at Aqaba, either through the port, the airport or at the crossing from Israel or Saudi Arabia, are granted a free visa to Jordan. There is no obligation associated with this visa, provided that they leave the country from the same border and within 1 month of arrival, and that they do not need to renew their visa.
Those holding an ASEZ visa and wishing to stay longer than 1 month must extend it at the ASEZA office in Aqaba and not with their local police station as holders of a normal visa would.
Exit service fee applies for land and sea border points. 10.00 JD per passenger and 5.00 JD per vehicle.
African countries that are not required a prior visa clearance
Algeria, Cape Verde, Egypt, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Mauritius, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Kenya.
Asian countries that are not required a prior visa clearance
Andorra, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, China, China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, North Korea, Oman, Palestine/ PNA Passport Holders, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen.
European countries that are not required a prior visa clearance
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom & North Ireland, Vatican City.
North American countries that are not required a prior visa clearance
Canada, Mexico, United States of America, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama , El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago.
South American countries that are not required a prior visa clearance
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Other countries that are not required a prior visa clearance
Australia, Federal States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Zealand, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Solomon Islands, States of Micronesia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.