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Jordan is located in the heart of the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, south of Syria, southwest of Iraq, and east of Israel and the Palestinian National Authority. Jordan has access to the Red Sea via the port city of Aqaba, located at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba.

Capital: Amman

Government: Constitutional monarchy

Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Total Area: 92,300 km2

Land: 91,971 km2

Population: 6.320 million (Estimate 2009).

Language: Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes. French, German, Italian and Spanish are also spoken in many tourist areas.

 Calling Code: 962