Outline of Jordan

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Jordan:

Relief map of Jordan

Jordan – country located in Southwest Asia, bordering Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, Israel and the Palestinian territories to the west, and Saudi Arabia to the east and south. It shares the coastlines of the Dead Sea with Israel and the Gulf of Aqaba with Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with representative government. The reigning monarch is the head of state, the chief executive and the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The king exercises his executive authority through the prime ministers and the Council of Ministers, or cabinet. The cabinet, meanwhile, is responsible before the elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch of the government. The judicial branch is an independent branch of the government.

Increasing UrbanizationEdit

Jordan's population became significantly urbanized during the sixties, reaching a rate of urbanization of over 80% in 2011. This is due to Rural to urban migration, the arrival of refugees from Palestine and Syria, and displaced persons who mostly settled in camps and services of UNRWA.[1]

General referenceEdit

A basic map of Jordan

Geography of JordanEdit

A topographic map of Jordan

Geography of Jordan

  Saudi Arabia 744 km
  Syria 375 km
  Israel 238 km
  Iraq 181 km
  Palestinian territories 97 km

Environment of JordanEdit

Satellite map of the Middle East with Jordan in the center.

Natural geographic features of JordanEdit

Regions of JordanEdit

Regions of Jordan

Ecoregions of JordanEdit

List of ecoregions in Jordan

Administrative divisions of JordanEdit

Administrative divisions of Jordan

Governorates of JordanEdit

Governorates of Jordan

Map of the governorates of Jordan.
Governorates of Jordan
Governorate Area[2] (km²) Population[3] Urban[3] Rural[3] Density[2] (people/km²) Capital
1 Irbid 1,572 1,137,100 943,000 194,100 723.4 Irbid
2 Ajloun 420 146,900 111,500 35,400 350.1 Ajloun
3 Jerash 410 191,700 120,100 71,600 467.8 Jerash
4 Mafraq 26,551 300,300 117,800 182,500 11.3 Mafraq
North Region 28,953 1,776,000 1,292,400 483,600 61.3
5 Balqa 1,120 428,000 307,400 120,600 382.0 Salt
6 Amman 7,579 2,473,400 2,325,500 147,900 326.3 Amman
7 Zarqa 4,761 951,800 899,800 52,000 199.9 Zarqa
8 Madaba 940 159,700 114,000 45,700 170.0 Madaba
Central Region 14,400 4,012,900 3,646,700 366,200 278.7
9 Karak 3,495 249,100 87,200 161,900 71.3 Al Karak
10 Tafilah 2,209 89,400 63,800 25,600 40.5 Tafilah
11 Ma'an 32,832 121,400 66,600 54,800 3.7 Ma'an
12 Aqaba 6,905 139,200 119,700 19,500 20.2 Aqaba
South Region 45,441 599,100 337,300 261,800 13.2
Total 88,794 6,388,000 5,276,400 (82.6%) 1,111,600 (17.4%) 71.9
Nahias of JordanEdit
Nahias of Jordan.

Nahias of Jordan

Governorate Nahia(s)
Ajlun Governorate
Amman Governorate
Aqaba Governorate
Balqa Governorate
Irbid Governorate
Jerash Governorate
Karak Governorate
  • Ayy
  • Faqqu
  • Al Karak
  • Al-Mazar al-Janubiyya
  • Al-Mazra'a
  • Al-Qasr
  • Al-Safi
Ma'an Governorate
Madaba Governorate
Mafraq Governorate
Tafilah Governorate
Zarqa Governorate
Municipalities of JordanEdit

Municipalities of Jordan

Demography of JordanEdit

Demographics of Jordan

Government and politics of JordanEdit

Government of Jordan

Branches of the government of JordanEdit

Government of Jordan

Executive branch of the government of JordanEdit

Legislative branch of the government of JordanEdit

Judicial branch of the government of JordanEdit

Court system of Jordan

Foreign relations of JordanEdit

Foreign relations of Jordan

International organization membershipEdit

Jordan is a member of:[4]

Law and order in JordanEdit

Law of Jordan

Military of JordanEdit

Military of Jordan

Local governments in JordanEdit

Local governments in Jordan

History of JordanEdit

Culture of JordanEdit

Culture of Jordan

Art in JordanEdit

Sports in JordanEdit

Sports in Jordan

Economy and infrastructure of JordanEdit

Economy of Jordan

Education in JordanEdit

Health in JordanEdit

Health in Jordan

See alsoEdit



  1. ^ "Changes in the Regional Distribution of the Population". Altas_of_jordan. Open Edition. Contemporain publications. Presses de l’Ifpo. 2014-06-11. pp. 257–267. ISBN 9782351594384.
  2. ^ a b "Estimated Population of the Kingdom, Area (Km2) and Population Density by Governorate, at End-year 2012" (PDF). Department of Statistics - Jordan. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Estimated Population of the Kingdom by Urban* and Rural, at End-year 2012" (PDF). Department of Statistics - Jordan. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Jordan". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 13, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of Jordan