The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a Middle Eastern country bordering Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Palestine. Its capital and largest city is Amman.
Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. Prior to gaining independence in 1946, it belonged to the Ottoman Empire and was later a British protectorate. Jordan is a founding member of the Arab League. It has a population of 9.5 million people, many of whom are Palestinian and Syrian refugees. This page collates all of DW's content on Jordan.
The Dead Sea is drying out at an alarming rate but a joint project by Jordan and Israel offers some hope. The plan is to direct water from Jordan’s Red Sea into the Dead Sea via a 180-kilometer long pipeline. But environmentalists fear it could destabilize the lake’s unique chemistry.
Residents at the Jordan Downs public housing complex in Los Angeles are often afraid to drink what comes out of their taps for fear of what it might contain. Officials say there is no need to worry, but as Lena Nozizwe reports, that is easier said than done when looking at a glass of murky brown water.