Special Notice

May 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against “all but essential travel to within 3km of the entire Syrian border. This is due to the risk of small arms fire and stray mortars in the area”.

Introduction

Summary

Independent kingdom in the Middle East.

Cities

Capital: Amman

Principal Ports

Al ’Aqabah

Population

8.2 million

International Country Code

JO

Language(s)

Arabic (official), English widely understood.

Religion

Sunni Muslim (92%); and Christian, Coptic and Greek Orthodox

Literacy Rate

95.9%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 962

Time

2 hours ahead of GMT.

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