Wondering where Jordan is located? Well, you are not alone. While many people can roughly visualise the Middle East, they are not exactly sure where is Jordan located on that map. Keep reading as this post will give you an explanation and a visual of where is the country Jordan on a larger map.
So Where is Jordan Located on the map of the Middle East?
Jordan borders 5 countries/territories: Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Israel and Palestine on the East, Syria on the North, Iraq on the East and Saudi Arabia on the South East and South.
Location of Jordan in the Middle East
Jordan is part of what is often called the “Near East.” It is small on the world scale, making it hard to spot, but it is actually over 80 000 square kilometers, nearly 4 times as big as its neighbor Israel.
In the map above, you can see most of Europe and North Africa as well as some of the Middle East. You can see that Jordan is located just West of the Mediterranean, but does not touch it. It does however touch the Dead Sea on its Easten border and the Red Sea in the South at the Gulf of Aqaba.
The Gulf of Aqaba is the northern part of the Red Sea and Egypt, Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia are all located in this small, yet important, land area.
Want to learn more about the Location of Jordan and the Country?
I have just shown you exactly where Jordan is located on the map. Now you can check out these interesting facts about Jordan as well as things to do in Jordan and what is Jordan famous for?
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More Jordan Travel Resources
In order to help make your visit to Jordan as memorable as possible, I have created a number of resources from planning guides to local eats.
If you have just begun the planning, check out 101 Things to do in Jordan to give you some inspiration on the places you want to make sure you have time to see. Are you a backpacker? Or like to travel like one? Check out my guide to backpacking Jordan.
Rental Cars are very popular in Jordan, get a quote on renting a car before you arrive. I also have a 7 day self drive itinerary that is very popular.
If you are working on a self-drive itinerary or plan to see the country independently, there is a guide on getting around in Jordan.
If you are thinking of booking a tour, or wondering how much hassle a self drive itinerary can be, check out this post I have on the best Jordan tours to book.
For your time in Amman, check out top things to do in Amman and where to eat.
For your time in Petra, check out our guide to Petra Hotels, Petra by Night , the Best Petra tours, and what to eat in Wadi Musa