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Basic information

Latest news from Jordan

History, politics, geography, economy and more

Jordan: a country study
Detailed information from the US Library of Congress

CIA World Factbook - Jordan

Nationmaster: Bahrain 
A compilation of facts and figures from many sources

Medea - Jordan 
(European Institute for Research on Mediterranean and Euro-Arab Cooperation)

BBC country profile - Jordan

Maps of Jordan

Local time

Local weather

Currency converter 
Jordanian dinar (JOD)

Communications in Jordan (Wikipedia)

National flag of Jordan

National anthem 
Audio, lyrics and sheet music (National Anthems Reference Page)

Languages of Jordan
Ethnologue Database

Bedouin tribes in Jordan

Who's who in Jordan

Historical and political texts relating to Jordan

Useful contacts in Jordan
(Jordanian Embassy website)


Jordan timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

History of Jordan (Wikipedia)


Text of constitution

Constitutional information 
Law Library of Congress

King Abdullah II
Biographical notes (Medea database)

The Hashemites (Medea)

List of government ministers (CIA)

Heads of state and prime ministers
Historical list (ZPC database)

Elections and Parliament (Medea database)

National Assembly
Website of Jordan's parliament (in English and Arabic)

International Crisis Group 
Recent reports on Jordan

Human rights reports on Jordan


Jordanian newspapers  

Press freedom and censorship


US State Department
travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Bahrain

Electricity and phones (Steve Kropla)
Plugs, sockets, TV system, mobile roaming, etc.

Royal Jordanian
The national airline

Top-class hotels in Jordan
(Association of Business Travellers) 


World Bank: Jordan 
Comprehensive economic data

Jordan and the IMF

Economic news and data (zawya.com)

Jordan's exports (Medea)

Jordan's imports (Medea)

Banks in Jordan

Oil, gas, and electricity
US Energy Information Administration

Water in Jordan  
Aquastat country profile

Jordanian equities market  
Latest prices (zawya.com)

Summary of the programme in Jordan


Jordan National Information System
A comprehensive government website intended to serve as a one-stop shop for information about the country’s economy, government, and culture.

Guide to Jordanian websites 
(Jordanian Embassy website)

Jordanian Embassy in Washington


In the Jordan  section


Related pages

Books from Amazon

A History of Jordan 
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Pillars of Salt  
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The Rough Guide to Jordan
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King Hussein: A Life on the Edge
by Roland Dallas. Purchase from 
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Last revised on 01 November, 2013