Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a place which once captivated ancient travelers, continues to enthrall a new generation with it’s eclectic mix of modernity and tradition.

From the enchanting starkness of Wadi Rum, to the restless city centre of urban Amman, and the majestic ruins of civilizations once forgotten. Jordan is a unique destination offering breathtaking sights, charming accommodations, and exquisite cuisine. Jordan is home to countless wonders.

The capital of Jordan is Amman.

Mosques, museums, cities, castles and archaeological sites are popular tourist attractions, but the more famous sites include the azraq wetland reserve, Petra one of the great wonders of the Middle Eastern world - a city that was carved straight into solid rock and of course the Dead Sea, a natural wonder.

About Jordan

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Short Name
JOR
Capital
Amman
Language
Arabic & English
Population
6,198,677
Area
89,342 km²
Calling Code
+962

National Olympic Committee

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NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
Jordan Olympic Committee
Recognition Year
1963
Address
P.O. Box 19258, Amman 11196
E-mail

Sports

Football is the most popular sport in Jordan followed by basketball, swimming and diving.

Jordan won its first ever medal at the Olympic Games at Rio De Janeiro in 2016, when Ahmad Abughaush won gold in Taekwondo.

Climate

The climate in Jordan is dry in summer with average temperature in the mid-30C mid-90F and relatively cold in winter averaging around the 0C 32F.

The western part of the country receives greater precipitation during the winter season from November to March including snowfall.

Religion

Islam

Culture

The culture of Jordan encompasses values, beliefs and ethnicities as it is an Arab Kingdom is in the heart of Southwest Asia.

Throughout Jordan you will find spectacular mosques, ancient ruins from the Roman Empire and earlier and magnificent mosaics.

Art in Jordan is plentiful, there are many local artists. Bedouin artworks include silver jewellery, colourful textiles and a wide range of knives. 

Amman, Jordan, June 19, 2020: The Jordan Olympic Committee has turned the spotlight on Tokyo-boun...
19.06.2020
Amman, Jordan, June 11, 2020: The Jordan Olympic Committee has welcomed the government’s decision...
11.06.2020
Amman, Jordan, May 10, 2020: The Jordan Olympic Committee has presented a plan to the Jordan gove...
10.05.2020
Amman, Jordan, April 22, 2020: The Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) has held a key e-meeting with f...
22.04.2020
Amman, Jordan, March 26, 2020: The Jordan Olympic Committee has issued a statement expressing sat...
26.03.2020
Amman, Jordan, March 12, 2020: The Secretary General of the Jordan Olympic Committee, Nasser Maja...
12.03.2020
Amman, Jordan, February 26, 2020: Jordan is on track to hosting a successful Asia/Oceania boxing ...
26.02.2020
Amman, Jordan, February 21, 2020: Jordan will have the honour of hosting the taekwondo qualifying...
21.02.2020
Amman, Jordan, February 19, 2020: Jordan is pulling out all the stops to host a successful Asia/O...
19.02.2020
Amman, Jordan, January 31, 2020: HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Co...
31.01.2020
Amman, Jordan, January 14, 2020: Jordan showjumping ace Ibrahim Bisharat has booked his place for...
14.01.2020
Amman, Jordan, January 7, 2020: Under the patronage of Jordan Olympic Committee Secretary General...
07.01.2020
Amman, Jordan, December 30, 2019: HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic C...
30.12.2019
Amman, Jordan, November 25, 2019: The Jordan Olympic Committee welcomed the National Olympic Comm...
25.11.2019
Amman, Jordan, October 21, 2019: HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Co...
21.10.2019
Amman, Jordan, September 24, 2019: HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic ...
24.09.2019