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Maps of Jordan

Physical Map of Jordan showing relief, highest point, Jordan River, Dead Sea, Syria Desert, and Ard As Sawwan Desert.

Jordan occupies an area of around 91,880 sq. km in Southwest Asia. 

As observed on the physical map above, the country can be divided into three main physiographic regions. 

The desert region includes the eastward extensions of the Syrian and the Ard As Sawwan Deserts and covers over four-fifths of the country. 

To the west of the desert is the upland region that features an escarpment overlooking the rift valley to the west. Here the average elevation of land is 600 to 900 m. Jordan's highest point marked on the map by a yellow upright triangle is located at the southern edge of this upland region. It is the 5,755 feet (1,754 m) tall Mount Ramm.

Further west is the Great Rift Valley's mountains and hills that cut through the Jordan River's East and West Banks.

Significant bordering bodies of water include the Dead Sea, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Sea of Galilee.

The Jordan River runs for about 5,755 feet (1,754 m) and drains into the Dead Sea.

Governorates of Jordan Map

Political Map of Jordan displaying 12 governorates and the national capital of Amman.

Jordan (officially, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) is divided into three administrative regions. These regions are divided into 12 governorates (muhafazat, sing. muhafazah). In alphabetical order, these governorates are: Al ‘Asimah (Amman), 'Ajlun, Al 'Aqabah, Al Balqa', Irbid, Jarash, Al Karak, Madaba, Al Mafraq, Ma'an, At Tafilah, and Az Zarqa'. These governorates are divided into districts (liwa), which are further subdivided into smaller subdivisions (qda). 

With an area of 89, 342sq. km, and a population of over 10 million people, Jordan is the 11th most populous Arab country. Amman - the capital and largest city of Jordan is located on the east Bank Plateau and serves as the country’s economic, political and commercial centers, as well as one of the Arab world’s major cultural capitals. 

Where is Jordan?

Map showing location of Jordan in the world.

Jordan is a small, semi-arid Arab country in Southwest Asia. It is located in the rocky desert of the northern Arabian Peninsula, in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. It is a landlocked country, bordered by 5 Nations: Syria in the north, Iraq in the east, Saudi Arabia in the south and southeast and Israel and Palestine in the west. The Dead Sea is located along the western borders of the country. Al-Aqabah, the only port of Jordan is located in the south-western part of the country along the coasts of the Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea).

Jordan Bordering Countries: Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Iraq, Israel, Syria.

Regional Maps: Map of Asia

Outline Map of Jordan

Blank Outline Map of Jordan

The above blank outline map is of the country of Jordan in Southwest Asia. The map can be downloaded, printed, and used for educational purpose or coloring.

Outline Map of Jordan

The outline map represents Jordan, a small country in Southwest Asia famous for the archeological site of Petra.

Key Facts

Legal Name Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Capital City Amman
31 57 N, 35 56 E
Independence 25 May 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)


Total Area 89,342.00 km2
Land Area 88,802.00 km2
Water Area 540.00 km2
Total Border 1,744.0 km
Coastline 26.0 km
Bordering Countries Iraq 179 km, Israel 307 km, Saudi Arabia 731 km, Syria 379 km, West Bank 148 km
Climate Mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (november to april)
Coordinates 31 00 N, 36 00 E
Mean Elevation 812 m
Lowest Elevation -431 m
Dead Sea
Highest Elevation 1,854 m
Jabal Umm ad Dami


Population 10,101,694
Major Cities
  1. Amman (2,148,293)
  2. Zarqa (729,220)
  3. Irbid (556,899)
  4. Ar-Rusayfah (523,543)
  5. Al-Quwaysimah (385,288)
  6. Tila al-Ali (327,476)
Ethnic Groups Jordanian 69.3%, Syrian 13.3%, Palestinian 6.7%, Egyptian 6.7%, Iraqi 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes Armenian, Circassian) (2015 est.)
Languages Arabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)
Religions Muslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish <0.1, folk <0.1, unaffiliated <0.1, other <0.1 (2010 est.)


Currency Jordanian dinars (JOD)
GDP $43.74 Billion
GDP Per Capita $4,330.33
Exports Textiles, fertilizers, potash, phosphates, vegetables, pharmaceuticals

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