Largest Cities in Jordan

Facts about Jordan

Official languages: Arabic, English
Capital: Amman
Area: 92,300 km²
Population: 6.4 million residents
Population density: 69.42 residents per km²
Currency: JOD
Internet TLD: .jo
ISO codes: JO, JOR, 400
The dialing code for Jordan is +962

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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic الأُرْدُنّ al-Urdunn) is a state in the Middle East. It borders with Israel, the part of the Palestinian Autonomous Territory located in the West Bank, with the border under Israeli control, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba), on which it has a maritime border with Egypt.

Jordan is a country without any significant raw materials or industrial base. It is also one of the most arid countries in the world. The available resources and main exports include potash and phosphate. In addition, there are oil shale and uranium deposits, which are to be used increasingly for energy generation, as well as natural gas deposits on the Jordanian-Iraqi border.

The Jordanian economy is heavily dependent on foreign grants and remittances from overseas Jordanians as well as foreign direct investment. Due to its structure, it is vulnerable to external shocks and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

The country has some unique, but little-known tourist attractions to offer, including the rock city of Petra and the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth. The West Bank, now occupied by Israel, was once the core area of ​​biblical Palestine with the cities of Bethlehem, Hebron and Jerusalem.

Due to repeated incidents at the borders with Syria and Iraq, the Federal Foreign Office strongly advises against a trip to the Syrian-Jordanian border area and to the northeast of the country in the border region with Iraq. There is a general threat of terrorist attacks in Jordan and a security threat, especially in places visited by foreigners. It is recommended that you pay general attention, follow media coverage, stay away from crowds, do not take photos and follow the instructions of the security forces.

Biggest Cities of Jordan by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Amman, Jordan 1,275,968 31.9552 35.945
2 Zarqa, Jordan 792,776 32.0728 36.088
3 Irbid, Jordan 307,591 32.5556 35.85
4 Russeifa, Jordan 268,348 32.0178 36.0464
5 Wadi as Sir, Jordan 181,323 31.9545 35.8183
6 Ajlun, Jordan 125,668 32.3333 35.7528
7 Aqaba, Jordan 95,159 29.5267 35.0078
8 Rukban, Jordan 85,111 33.314 38.7034
9 Madaba, Jordan 82,446 31.716 35.7939
10 As Salt, Jordan 80,300 32.0392 35.7272
11 Ar Ramtha, Jordan 75,012 32.5587 36.0082
12 Mafraq, Jordan 57,229 32.3429 36.208
13 Ma’an, Jordan 50,461 30.1962 35.7341
14 Al Jubayhah, Jordan 46,945 32.0107 35.898
15 Sahab, Jordan 40,352 31.8703 36.0048
16 Hayy al Quwaysimah, Jordan 32,507 31.9104 35.9497
17 Jarash, Jordan 27,157 32.2808 35.8993
18 At Tafilah, Jordan 25,540 30.8375 35.6044
19 `Izra, Jordan 22,867 31.1589 35.6928
20 Qir Moav, Jordan 22,692 31.1825 35.7
21 Karak City, Jordan 21,789 31.1637 35.762
22 Judita, Jordan 20,111 32.4079 35.708
23 Aydun, Jordan 18,487 32.5053 35.8581
24 Umm as Summaq, Jordan 18,385 31.8854 35.8543
25 Kurayyimah, Jordan 17,948 32.2764 35.5994
26 `Anjarah, Jordan 17,745 32.3063 35.7565
27 Safi, Jordan 15,311 31.0361 35.4654
28 Al Azraq ash Shamali, Jordan 14,911 31.8821 36.8302
29 At Turrah, Jordan 14,730 32.6398 35.9894
30 Petra, Jordan 14,111 30.321 35.479
31 Suf, Jordan 13,053 32.3137 35.8371
32 At Tayyibah, Jordan 12,726 32.543 35.7176
33 Sakib, Jordan 11,697 32.2843 35.8091
34 Ash Shajarah, Jordan 11,354 32.6439 35.9417
35 Jawa, Jordan 10,739 31.8525 35.9393
36 Sakhrah, Jordan 10,727 32.3709 35.8427
37 Rehab, Jordan 10,111 32.3234 36.0909
38 `Ayn Jannah, Jordan 9,697 32.3347 35.7637
39 Al Karamah, Jordan 9,495 31.9544 35.5803
40 Al Mazar al Janubi, Jordan 9,494 31.0672 35.6949
41 Samma, Jordan 9,037 32.571 35.6898
42 Kafr Asad, Jordan 8,314 32.598 35.7127
43 Bayt Yafa, Jordan 7,899 32.5225 35.7862
44 Al Quwayrah, Jordan 7,483 29.8004 35.3116
45 `Ayy, Jordan 7,451 31.1337 35.6437
46 Busayra, Jordan 7,265 30.7326 35.6094
47 Kafr Sawm, Jordan 7,263 32.6853 35.801
48 Hakama, Jordan 7,186 32.5935 35.8832
49 Sal, Jordan 7,007 32.569 35.9118
50 Malka, Jordan 6,967 32.6764 35.7485
51 Kafr Abil, Jordan 6,444 32.4175 35.6631
52 Dayr Yusuf, Jordan 6,334 32.487 35.7963
53 Al Hamra’, Jordan 6,322 32.4402 36.1526
54 Saham al Kaffarat, Jordan 6,314 32.6985 35.7744
55 Raymun, Jordan 6,193 32.282 35.8278
56 Waqqas, Jordan 5,789 32.5421 35.6051
57 Al Kittah, Jordan 5,737 32.2769 35.8411
58 Hayy al Bunayyat, Jordan 5,690 31.896 35.8847
59 Hatim, Jordan 5,653 32.6449 35.7777
60 Kharja, Jordan 5,609 32.6599 35.8878
61 Halawah, Jordan 5,487 32.3843 35.6617
62 Sabha, Jordan 5,426 32.327 36.5016
63 Kitim, Jordan 5,403 32.4383 35.8968
64 Al Khinzirah, Jordan 5,342 31.0506 35.6061
65 Tibnah, Jordan 5,340 32.4752 35.7306
66 Balila, Jordan 5,317 32.3911 35.9383
67 Qumaym, Jordan 5,222 32.5717 35.7345

Jordan: Amman

The capital of Jordan is called Amman and is located in the north of the country. Over four million people live here on the many hills that characterize the cityscape of Amman. Incidentally, this city is one of the oldest cities in the world, which you don’t necessarily recognize at first glance. The first traces of human settlement go back to the 8th millennium BC. BC back.

There are many archaeological sites to visit in Amman. In addition to the Roman theater, this also includes the citadel hill. You will also find an Arab bazaar, called a souk in Arabic, in the old town of Amman. Many mosques shape the cityscape of the capital of Jordan. The largest mosque in the city is the Abdullah Mosque.

Amman’s rise began at the beginning of the 20th century. The then King Abdullah made it the capital. Today life pulsates here, the city is modern. It has meanwhile also become the country’s financial center and a large city in which almost half of the country’s entire population lives. Many houses were built from light-colored limestone, so the city is often called “the white city”. Incidentally, the word Amman refers to the ancient tribe of the Ammonites and their state, which was called Ammon.

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