Flag of Jordan

Flag of Jordan

The flag of Jordan, which has been adopted in 1921, is composed of three horizontal stripes in black, white and green colors. On the pole side of the flag. there is a red wedge inside of which a white seven-pointed star is placed. The colors are in the typical pan-Arab spirit and it is taken from the flag of Hejaz since the first emir of Jordan was a son of king of Hejaz. Each stripe symbolizes one significant dynasty - black stripe represents Abass dynasty from Baghdad, the middle white stripe is a sign of the Umayyads from Damascus and green stripe refers to the dynasty of the Fatimids of Morocco. The red wedge represents dynasty Hashim from Jordan and the white star, which has been added in 1928, stands for Fatiha, the first sura of the Koran.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes JO, JOR (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Capital city Amman
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 10 622 608 (2020)
Total area 89 342 km2
Highest point Jabal Umm ad Dami (1 854 m, 6 083 ft)
Lowest point Dead Sea (-428 m, -1 404 ft)
GDP per capita $ 4 242 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Jordanian dinar (JD, JOD)
Calling code +962
Internet TLD .jo, الاردن.

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