Our website uses cookies. These are small text files which your web browser stores on your computer. Cookies are used to identify your computer to our server and store your website preferences. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information.

Home > Destinations > Middle East > Jordan > Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Population (2011 est.): 6,508,271

Capital: Amman

Main cities: Zarqa, Irbid

Visa: US citizens require a visa. Fees are JD20 ($30) single entry, JD30 ($45) double entry and JD60 ($85) multiple entry. Embassy of Jordan, 3504 International Drive NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-3035. T: 202 966 2664 ext. 100.

Health: Hepatitis, polio, tetanus and typhoid immunization recommended

Currency: Jordanian dinar (JD) = 100 piastres. Major credit cards accepted

Exchange rate (approx.): JD0.70 = $1

Tipping: Service usually included, otherwise tip up to 15%

Time: GMT +2

Electricity: 220/240 volts

Driving: On the right. A US driving license is acceptable, provided you have held it for at least a year

Public holidays (2014): Jan 1, 24; Mar 29; Apr 1; May 1, 25; Jun 5, 10, 29; Jul 8; Oct 15; Nov 4; Dec 25

Language: Arabic. English is widely spoken

Religion: Muslim, Christian

Country dial code: +962

Climate: Some 90% of Jordan is desert, with hot summers guaranteed. Winter can be cold with snow on high ground, but in the Jordan Valley the winter months are mild. The north west is the wettest part of the country, with most rain between November and April

Content Notice: Every care is taken in compiling the contents online and in print. However Worldwide Destination Guide and the publisher assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from the publication of, or use of, any of the information contained online/in print. While every care is taken in the accuracy of the information compiled, it is strongly advised the visitor/reader double checks all travel advice with the respective tourist boards/embassies/government offices before acting on any information.

If you would like to contact us with any concerns about any of the content on our website, report any inaccuracies or notify us of any copyright issues, please send us an email on editorial@aplmedia.co.uk with the url of the article or page and details of the issue. We will respond to any enquiries within 21 days and endeavour to correct any mistakes as soon as possible.

Worldwide Destination Guide is published by APL Media Limited, Unit 310, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL. aplmedia.co.uk

Editorial enquiries t: +44 (0)20 7253 9906 e: editorial@aplmedia.co.uk

Sales enquiries t: +44 (0)20 7253 9909 e: sales@aplmedia.co.uk

Company no: 3393234 VAT: 701391176. Registered Office: 30 City Road, London EC1Y 2AB Copyright 2012 APL Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.