Learn a little about Jordan with our collection of interesting facts, and print off a Jordan flag colouring page, printables, map and location worksheets to back up what you have learned.
Some of the amazing ruins at Petra, Jordan
Learn About Jordan
- The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan borders Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Lebanon, in West Asia.
- Jordan is entirely landlocked except for a tiny 26km coastline on the Red Sea.
- The land by the salty Dead Sea is 420 metres below sea level, making it the lowest point on Earth!
- The Jordan Valley running down the westrern side of the country is part of the African Great Rift Valley formed by tectonic plate shifts.
- Amman, the capital, is an ancient city dating back over 9000 years to the Neolithic settlement of Ain Ghazal, where some of the oldest human statues have been found.
- Amman was once known as ‘Philadelphia’ and is home to archaeological features including the bronze age Citadel and the Roman theatre.
Amman's Roman theatre. It dates back to the 2nd century and seated 6,000!
- Petra, the ‘Rose City’, was carved into pink sandstone by the ruling Nabateens in 300 BCE.
- Mansaf is the country’s national dish of lamb with fermented yoghurt, aromatic rice, almonds and vegetables. Delicious!
- Lawrence of Arabia passed through the famous Wadi Rum valley during the Arab Revolt of 1917 -18. This beautiful valley is a popular location for movies such as ‘The Martian’.
- The Black Iris, the national flower, is only found in the Wadi Rum valley.
The Jordan Flag
The flag of Jordan was officially adopted on 18 April 1928. The flag represents the Kingdom of Jordan's roots in the Great Arab Revolt of 1916. The different coloured bands represent the different dynasties (black represents the Arab Abbasid dynasties, white represents the Umayyad dynasties and the green band represents the Fatimid dynasties).
Our Jordan Resources
Here's a colouring flag for Jordan. Like many Arab countries, the flag features the colours red, black and green.
This simple worksheet asks children to locate Jordan on our simplified map of Asia, and write down the capital city.