Jordan is a country in Western Asia. Its capital is Amman. Its territory is surrounded on the west by Palestine and Israel, along the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, south by Saudi Arabia to the east by Iraq and northern Syria, with further access to the Red Sea through the Gulf of Aqaba. If Arabic is the official language, English is widespread in both education and the media.
Jordan is a constitutional monarchy in which the sovereign is present, since February 7, 1999, King Abdullah II, whose wife Queen Rania.