Country briefing: Jordan

News reports and articles 

Latest news about Jordan
A compilation from multiple sources

Brian Whitaker's blog posts about Jordan

Online news sources for Jordan

Basic information

CIA World Factbook
The geography, people, government and economy of Jordan

BBC country profile
Essential facts, plus politics, media and key dates in Jordan's history

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Jordan 
(University of Texas)

Currency converter 
Jordanian dinar (JOD)

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

More about the flag of Jordan

History and politics

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

Text of constitution 
(1952, with amendments through to 2011)

Text of constitution 
(1952, with historical note)

King Abdullah II 
The royal website

List of government ministers (CIA)

International Crisis Group 
Recent reports on Jordan

Historical and political texts relating to Jordan


US State Department
Travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet 
Online tourist guide to Bahrain

Jordan Jubilee 
Information for the independent traveller

Electricity, plugs and sockets 

Royal Jordanian
The national airline


World Bank: Jordan 
Comprehensive economic data

Jordan and the IMF

Water and agriculture in Jordan
FAO country profile

Jordan: further reading

Pillars of Salt  
A novel by Fadia Faqir. Available from or

The Bride of Amman 
A novel by Fadi Zaghmout. Available from or 

Our Last Best Chance: A Story of War and Peace 
by King Abdullah II. Available from or

The Making of Jordan: Tribes, Colonialism and the Modern State 
by Yoav Alon. Available from or

A History of Jordan 
by Philip Robins.  Available from or

King Hussein: A Life on the Edge
by Roland Dallas.  Available from or

The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism
by Marwan Muasher (former Jordanian foreign minister), 2014. Available from or 

The Rough Guide to Jordan
by Matthew Teller.  Available from or