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 89,342 Sq. km = 34,492 Sq.Miles

 [Land 88,802 Sq.Km (99.4%) & Water 540 Sq.Km (0.6%)]



 A mix of Mediterranean and Arid desert climate

 Max Temp: 40 °C [Peak summer]

 Min Temp: -2 °C [Extreme winter]



 [2022 estimates, Higher Population Council, Jordan]

 Languages (with %age of speakers, if available)

 Arabic [Official] & English widely spoken.

 Religions (with %age, if available)

 Sunni Muslim [~92%];

 Christians [~6 %- mainly Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Syrian orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenia Orthodox and Protestant]

 Others [~2% including Shia Muslim and Druze]


 Exchange rate with US$ & INR

 1 US $ = JD 0.71

 1 JD = Indian Rs.115.06 [for the month of April 2023]

 Political Structure


 Constitutional Monarchy with representative government. The   Cabinet is responsible before the elected House of Deputies which, along with the House of Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch of the government. The judicial branch is an independent one.

 Bicameral National Assembly:   1.Majlis al-’Umma / The Senate : 65 members appointed by the King;2.The Chamber of Deputies /Lower House /The House of Representatives /Majlis al-Nuwaab 130 seats (Reservation: Christians- 9, Circassian and Chechen minorities- 3,and Women- 15). Elections for the 19th Parliament held on 10.11.2020.  

 Head of the State

 His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein

 Head of the Government

 Prime Minister Dr. Bisher Al-Khasawneh [since October 12, 2020]





 The Kingdom’s economy is amongst the smallest in the Middle East, with limited supplies of water, oil and other natural resources underlying the government's heavy reliance on foreign assistance. Jordan currently imports more than 90% of its energy needs. Since King Abdullah ascended the throne in February 1999, Jordan has taken several measures, including opening up of the trade regime, privatization of state-owned companies and elimination of some fuel subsidies, to encourage foreign investment and to develop an outward-oriented, market-based, globally competitive economy. In June, 2022, the Kingdom launched an “Economic Modernization Vision” to be implemented in three phases over a period of 10-year. Covid-19 repercussions,drying up of foreign aids/grants, waves of refugee influxetchave impacted the economic conditions adverselyhighlighted by highpublic debt (more than 100% of GDP), persisting levels of high unemployment rate of ~24%, widening external imbalances and weak investment environment.

 GDP at market price

 US$ 45.74 bn in 2021 [Source: World Bank]

 GDP per capita (PPP)

 US$ 10132.5 [2021] [Source: World Bank]

 GDP Growth Rate

 GDP growth in 2022 is estimated to be around 2.4%
[Source: IMF]

 Total Trade



 US$ 38.44bn

 US$ 27.13bn

 US$ 11.31bn [Source:Jordan Department of Statistics for 2022]

 Bilateral Trade

 Exports from India

 Imports from Jordan

 US$ 4.425bn [2022-23]

 US$ 2135mn [2022-23]

 Main items of exports from India aremineral fuels, mineral oil and products of their distillation, cereals, meat &edible meat offal, organic chemicals, ceramic products, coffee/tea, spices, sugar &sugar confectionery, vehicles other than railway &its accessories etc

 US$ 2290.45mn [2022-23]

 Main items of imports from Jordanare inorganic chemicals, fertilizers, phosphates/phosphoric acid, sulphur, stone, plastering materials, lime and cement etc


 Indian Origin/ Permanent Resident


 Total: Approximately 167 [as per PIOs/OCIs certificate issued by the Embassy]

 Indian Expatriates (composition and any pertinent information that may be of interest)

 Total: Around 17,000 Indian immigrants 95% of Indian expatriates are working in textile, garment, and construction sectors while the rest are working in education, nursing sectors and in various international organisations

 Indian Organizations

 Banks : NIL



 Indian Farmers Fertilizer Co Ltd is in Joint Venture worth US $ 860 million with the Jordan Phosphate Mines Company in fertilizer sector(JIFCO).


 Govt. Organizations : Embassy of India, No.24, Al-Hidhab Street, Abdoun, Amman.


 Others: Over 15 garment companies, owned by NRIs, with cumulative investment of  
US$ 500 million are located in the Qualified Industrial Zones [QIZs]. All finished products are exported outside Jordan under the Jordan-USA FTA.


As on October 2023

Address: No.24, Al-Hidhab Street, (corner of Abu Bakr Al Banani Street), Abdoun, Amman, Jordan.
Postal Box 2168, Amman 11181, Jordan.
Working hours: 09:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs from Sunday to Thursday
Telephone Numbers: (00 962 6) 4622098/4637262
Fax : (00 962 6) 4611916
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