Jordan (Arabic: الأردن Al-Urdunn), officially The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic: المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Hāshimīyah), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the northeast, Syria to the north, Israel and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea lies along its western borders and the country has a small shoreline on the Red Sea in its extreme southwest, but is otherwise landlocked. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 31.24° N — Longitude: 36.51° E
Area: 89,341 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: JO
Measures of Freedom
2019: 6.91, Rank: 94, Personal Freedom: 6.42, Economic Freedom: 7.59
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 36, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
2014: 7.82, Rank: 14
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jordan" as of 25 Jul 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.