About Jordan

 

 

Country name: conventional long form:  Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

conventional short form:  Jordan

local long form:  Al Mamlakah al Urduniyah al Hashimiyah

local short form:  Al Urdun

former:  Transjordan
Capital: Amman

Location: Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia
Geographic coordinates: 31 00 N, 36 00 E
Map references: Middle East
Area: total:  92,300 sq km

land:  91,971 sq km

water:  329 sq km
Land boundaries: total:  1,619 km

border countries:  Iraq 181 km, Israel 238 km, Saudi Arabia 728 km, Syria 375 km, West Bank 97 km
Coastline: 26 km
Maritime claims: territorial sea:  3 NM
Climate: mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April)
Terrain: mostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Dead Sea -408 m



highest point:  Jabal Rum 1,734 m

Natural resources: phosphates, potash, shale oil
Irrigated land: 630 sq km (1993 est.)
Natural hazards: droughts
Environment - current issues: limited natural fresh water resources; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification
Road Distance between cities in KM

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Amman 01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ajloun 02

73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Umari 03

150

202

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aqaba 04

328

396

464

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azraq 05

103

155

48

415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Hussien Brdg. 06

56

78

200

366

152

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iraq Border 07

331

333

278

654

229

387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irbid 08

89

32

193

412

143

109

309

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerash 09

51

22

109

374

132

88

311

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerak 10

118

182

253

237

205

146

434

198

160

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ma'an 11

212

279

347

117

289

250

528

295

257

144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madaba 12

32

95

167

323

119

60

348

113

74

86

213

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mafraq 13

70

65

147

397

98

136

269

45

43

186

280

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Shuna 14

103

53

213

426

164

93

344

34

68

212

369

126

79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petra 15

230

297

365

97

317

268

546

313

275

142

45

228

298

327

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt 16

30

63

140

353

123

38

351

89

50

139

236

53

91

78

254

 

 

 

 

 

Mudawra 17

342

409

477

247

428

380

658

425

387

174

130

343

410

439

17

366

 

 

 

 

South Shuna 18

47

68

191

357

143

10

378

100

79

136

240

50

117

83

258

28

370

 

 

 

Syria Border 19

94

57

190

414

141

131

312

25

43

202

298

116

43

60

316

93

428

121

 

 

Tafila 20

179

242

321

178

266

207

495

259

221

61

91

147

247

272

81

200

221

197

264

 

Zarqa 21

23

80

127

349

79

79

308

92

59

139

233

53

47

117

251

44

363

70

90

200

 

 

 

Tel : 00962 3 2157222
Fax : 009623 2157244

Po. Box:     101

ZIP: 71811

Petra - Jordan

Email: Info@petrasilkroad.com

 

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