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Updated: Sep 30, 2022

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Country Name

Jordan, or officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.


It is an Arab country located in Western Asia, in the middle of the Middle East, on the east bank of the Jordan River, bordered to the east and south by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iraq to the northeast, Palestine to the west, and the Dead Sea on its western borders. It also overlooks the Gulf of Aqaba in the southwest, where the city of Aqaba overlooks the Red Sea, and this is the only seaport for Jordan.



Reason Of Naming

Jordan gets its name from the Jordan River. Jordan is made out of the words "Jordan" and "Dan." It is a plural of the names of the holy river's tributary, Jor (Banias), and its tributary, Dan (Ldan), hence the name is spelled Jordan and Yordan in certain languages. Over time, it became Jordan, and the Arabs called it Jordan The area neighboring the Jordan River from its source to its mouth on both sides was known as "Jordan" and "Palestine" alike.

Jordan means "difficulty and success," and it was thought that Jordan was one of Noah's sons. According to the Bible Dictionary, Jordan is a Hebrew name that means "descending," and it is the most significant river in Palestine. Jordan's Greek names are jordanem and Jordan, which indicate lowering or abyssal.

When King Abdullah bin Al Hussein formed the Jordanian Emirate, the nation was known as the Emirate of the Arab East, and the Emirate later became independent under the name Transjordan. After then, it was known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with the Kingdom referring to the country's monarchy and the Hashemite referring to the monarchs of Jordan descended from Hashem, the Prophet Muhammad's great-grandfather, peace and blessings be upon him.


The flag of Jordan was officially adopted on 16 April 1928.

The flag consists of horizontal black, white, and green stripes that are connected by a red chevron. The colors stand are the Pan-Arab Colors, the black color represents the Abbasid, the white color represents, Umayyad and the green color represents the Fatimid caliphates.

The red chevron is for the Hashemite dynasty and the Arab revolution.