National Symbols of Jordan

Last updated on March 14th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

By | Updated on March 14, 2023

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Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River. It is home to the archaeological site of Petra, the national mausoleum dating to 300 B.C. Amman, Jordan’s capital, is the country’s most populous city as well as its economic, political, and cultural hub.

Islam is the dominant religion in Jordan with a minority of Christians. Arabic is the official language and the monetary unit is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD).

Abdullah, I bin Al-Hussein was the founder and ruler of Jordan. Currently, Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is the King of Jordan.

National Day is celebrated on the 25th of May which marks Jordan’s Independence Day from British Rule; when Jordan was declared a Kingdom. The national anthem was adopted in 1946. It was written by Abdel Munʿim al-Rafi and music was composed by Abdul al-Qādir al-Tanīr.

Each color in the Jordanian flag represents a national symbol. The Red represents the Hashemite dynasty and bloody struggle for liberty, the green stands for the Fatimid Caliphates, the white stands for the Umayyad dynasty and peace, and black for the Abbasid.

Jordan has always embraced poetry and hymns. The national Jordanian poet is the renowned Mustafa Wahbi al-Tal. Their national dance “Dabkeh” is a famous Arab folk dance. The national costume in Jordan consists of a handmade, embroidered dress. Men’s custom consists of a tunic shirt, trousers, and an over-garment “dishdasha” along with a belt. Men cover their heads with Arabian scarf-like turban “Kufiyah”. The Coat of Arms of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the national emblem of the country.

Mansaf” is the national dish eaten throughout the kingdom. It is made of lamb meat cooked in fermented yogurt and served with rice or bulgur. As Jordan is the land of figs and olives, they are thus the national fruits of the country.

Although Jordan is 80% desert, yet forests are full of oak trees which is the national tree and Iris is the national flower. The Sinai Rosefinch, the national bird, inhabits dry areas and treeless mountains.

Football has a wide audience of all ages in Jordan and is thus considered the national sport in the country.

Bisher Al-Khasawneh is the current Prime minister of Jordan.

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Country information

Former name(s) Arabia Petraea
Official name(s) Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Alternative name(s) Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (official, English)
Regional location Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq
Country name etymology Named after river Jordan, the name means “to flow down” or “descend”
Climate Mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April)
Terrain Mostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River
Population 10,203,134
National Day 25 May 1946
Language(s) Arabic
Religion Islam, Christianity, Druze, and Baháʼí
Country code +962
Literacy rate 97.9%
Currency Jordanian Dinar
Capital city Amman
Domain(TLD) .jo
Ethnicity Arab, Circassian, Chechens, and Armenian
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Jordanian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 89,342 km² (34,495 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+2 (EET)
Average elevation 920 m (3,020 ft)
Coastline 26 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Jordan

Flag map of Jordan

Motto of Jordan

Allāh, Al-Waṭan, Al-Malīk -"God, Homeland, King"

National animal of Jordan

The National animal of Jordan is Arabia Oryx

National Animal of Jordan - Arabia Oryx

National flower of Jordan

The National flower of Jordan is Black Iris. Botanical name is Iris Nigricans.

National flower of Jordan - Black Iris

National bird of Jordan

The National bird of Jordan is Sinai Rosefinch

National bird of Jordan - Sinai Rosefinch

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Neighbouring countries of Jordan

Jordanian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Who knows and who does not know will say a full hand of lentils.

What can you do? Such is life.

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

Tomorrow the snow will melt and grass will appear.

The unlucky are unlucky even if they hang a lantern on their head.

The Holy month of Ramadan is generous.

The glory is for the rice, and the bulgur wheat has hanged itself.

Stretch your legs up to the size of your quilt.

Sometimes coincidence is better than a thousand meetings.

Nothing can scratch your skin but your nail.

Like a deaf in the loud wedding party.

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.

In the desert of life the wise person travels with a group, while the fool prefers to travel alone.

If your dear one is a honey, do not lick it all.

If you have no shame , then do whatever you want.

If the water is available you need not clean up with sand.

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