Official Name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Passport/Visa Requirements: US citizens need both a passport and visa

Capital: Amman

Population: 6,053,193

Languages: Arabic, some English and French spoken

Predominant Religions: Islamic, small Christian minority

Time Zone: 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+2 GMT), 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time

Currency: Jordanian Dinar

Voltage Requirements: 220 volts

Telephone Codes: 962, country code; 2, Amman city code