Jordan Abbreviations

JO is the abbreviation for Jordan, the 110th largest country in the world. Officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan is a country located in Middle East, bordering 4 countries – Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Amman is the capital city of Jordan. Top 10 biggest cities are Amman (population: 1,275,846), Zarqa (population: 792,654), Irbid (population: 307,469), Russeifa (population: 268,226), Wadi Al Seer (population: 181,201), Adjlun (population: 125,546), Aqaba (population: 95,037), Rukban (population: 85,011), Madaba (population: 82,324), and Salt (population: 80,178).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Amman
  • Language: Arabic
  • Area: 89,342 km2
  • Population: 10,407,782
  • Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
  • Time zone: UTC+2
  • Calling code: 962
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: JO
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: JOR
  • Internet TLD: .jo
  • State Government Website:

Map of Jordan

List of Jordan Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Jordan are JO which stands for Jordan and JOD which means Jordanian dinar (Jordan currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Jordan, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

JO: Jordan

Abbreviation Meaning
AJF Air Jordan Fusion
AZPU Al-Zaytoonah Private University of Jordan
ADJ Amman, Jordan – Civil
ADJECTIVE Amman, Jordan – Civil
AMM Amman, Jordan – Queen Alia International
ADAJ Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan
AQJ Aqaba, Jordan – Aqaba
AWO Arab Women Organization of Jordan
BEJ B. Everett Jordan Elementary School
BJWDF Bill Jordan Wildlife Defense Fund
BONJOUR Brand Jordan
BAUJAHR Brand Jordan
BJ Brand Jordan
BJF Brian Jordan Foundation
BCSAJ British Chevening Scholars Association in Jordan
BJI Brown Jordan International
BJC Bryce Jordan Center
CBJ Central Bank of Jordan
COJ Council of Jordan
EJ15 Eddie Jordan 15 Formula 1 Chassis
EJO Emily Jordan Osment
EJABI Euro Jordanian Advanced Business Institute
FJCC Federation of Jordanian Chambers of Commerce
GOJ Government of Jordan
JAHI Gundaker/Jordan American Holdings Inc.
HKJ Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
HKG Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
JOR Jordan
JO Jordan
JAC Jordan Aeronautical-Systems Company
JAU Jordan Applied University
JCFC Jordan Cement Factories Company Ltd.
JCSR Jordan Center for Social Research
JCDC Jordan Child Development Center
JCCC Jordan Climate Change Consultancy Company
JCS Jordan Computer Society
JCPS Jordan Consumer Protection Society
JDTC Jordan Design and Trade Center
JEGI Jordan Edmiston Group, Inc.
JEA Jordan Electricity Authority
JEA Jordan Engineers Association
JES Jordan Environment Society
JFTA Jordan Free Trade Act
JHS Jordan High School
JITCC Jordan Information Technology Community Centers
JISM Jordan Institute for Standards and Metrology
JIPA Jordan Institute of Public Administration
JIAC Jordan International Air Cargo
JIAS Jordan International Air Solutions
JIF Jordan Investment & Finance Bank
JKFC Jordan Kane Floor Coverings
JKB Jordan Kuwait Bank
JMTC Jordan Mechanical and Technical Corporation
JMA Jordan Medical Association
JMRC Jordan Mortgage Refinance Company
JNB Jordan National Bank
JNCHR Jordan National Centre for Human Rights
JPRC Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company
JPA Jordan Pharmaceutical Association
JRTC Jordan Radio and Television Corporation
JRV Jordan Rift Valley
JRF Jordan River Foundation
JR Jordan Rudess
JRFC Jordan Rugby Football Club
JSC Jordan Securities Commission
JSPA Jordan Society for the Protection of Animals
JSTA Jordan Society of Tourist and Travel Agents
JTH Jordan Taylor Hanson
JT Jordan Telecom
JTC Jordan Telecommunications Company
JTV Jordan Television
JU Jordan University
JUH Jordan University Hospital
JUST Jordan University of Science & Technology
JVDL Jordan Valley District Library
JVMA Jordan Valley Management Area
JJG Jordan, Jones & Goulding
JC Jordan/Campbell Co.
JAFS Jordanian Armed Forces
JAF Jordanian Armed Forces
JAPM Jordanian Association of Manufacturers of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Appliances
JAS Jordanian Astronomical Society
JCPA Jordanian Certified Public Accountant
JDER Jordanian Dinar
JD Jordanian Dinar
JOD Jordanian Dinar
JDFS Jordanian Duty Free Shops
JEWEL Jordanian Education for Water and Environmental Leadership
JGA Jordanian Geologists’ Association
JISM Jordanian Institution for Standards and Metrology
JIPTC Jordanian International Police Training Center
JIS Jordanian International School
JNCWS Jordanian National Commission for Women
JACEE Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange
JUSFTA Jordan-United States Free Trade Agreement
JIJ Judicial Institute of Jordan
KUJ Kelab UMNO Jordan (Malaysian organization)
LTJ Loree Taylor Jordan Associates,Inc.
MJ Michael Jordan
NUJY National Union of Jordanian Youth
OJ Orlando Jordan
PJB Pat Jordan Band
RASFWRJ rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan newsgroup)
RJER Robert Jordan
RJ Robert Jordan
RJAA Royal Jordanian Air Academy
RJAF Royal Jordanian Air Force
RJER Royal Jordanian Airline
RJ Royal Jordanian Airline
RJA Royal Jordanian Airlines
RJGC Royal Jordanian Geographic Centre
RJGC Royal Jordanian Gliding Club
RJRAS Royal Jordanian Radio Amateur Society
SJZ Seevers Jordan Ziegenmeyer
SOFA Sogn Og Fjordane Arkitektlag
SFC Sogn Og Fjordane College
SFCG Sogn Og Fjordane County Governor
SFCM Sogn Og Fjordane County Municipality
SJDA Southern Jordan Drainage Authority
SOJ Staff of Jordan
SOJ Stone of Jordan
UOJ University of Jordan
UJ University of Jordan
UUJ University of Ulster at Jordanstown
VJ Vernon Jordan
WAJ Water Authority of Jordan
WJ West Jordan
WJL West Jordan Library
WWJD What Would Jordan Do?


Jordan has a two-mile coastal strip to the Gulf of Aqaba, otherwise the country is surrounded by other countries. Large parts of the country consist of a dry high plateau of 700 to 1000 meters. To the west, the landscape is characterized by a deep valley, where the Jordan River flows from the north to the south. The river flows into the Dead Sea, which is 400 meters below sea level, and is the lowest point of the earth’s surface. Along the valley to the west, the soil is fertile and all the major cities are in this region. In the north and east there are desert landscapes.

Lack of fresh water is Jordan’s biggest environmental problem. The country loses the Jordan River to maintain agriculture, but because this river is also important to neighboring countries, this has led to political conflict. In order to avoid the drainage of the river that caused the Dead Sea to dry out, Jordan and Israel agreed to build a Red Sea water pipeline in 2002. Other environmental challenges include deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion and desertification.


Today’s Jordan has been inhabited for 8,000 years. The land area has been subject to several great kingdoms and empires. Assyria, Babylon and Persia ruled over the area until around 300 BCE. when the Arab nomadic Nabateans established the city of Petra as its capital. This land was occupied by the Roman Empire in the year 106 AD. After over 500 years of Roman rule, the area became subject to Arab control in 633, before the Ottoman Empire took power in 1516. Jordan remained part of the great Turkish empire to the United Kingdom and France divided the Middle East between 1918, when the Ottoman Empire collapsed during the First World War. Britain retained control of Jordan until 1946, when it became an independent kingdom.

Since independence, the country has been characterized by political unrest, dictatorship and conflict. At the founding of the State of Israel in 1948, Jordan, along with Egypt, Syria and Iraq, went to war, occupying the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The areas were recaptured by Israel in 1967, and Jordan thus lost rich agricultural lands and several tourist attractions. Until a peace treaty was signed in 1994, the situation was tense between Jordan and Israel.

Society and politics

Jordan is a constitutional kingdom. The Jordanian Hashemite royal family is considered to be descendants of the Prophet Muhammad, which gives legitimacy to the people. The king is the commander-in-chief and commander-in-chief of the army. He also has the executive power, and has the right to declare war, make peace, announce or cancel elections, dissolve parliament and elect the country’s prime minister.

Jordan has a stable, well-educated and developed society. The country has a state health system, but the quality and access is better in the cities than in the countryside. Women are under-represented in the labor market and in politics, but compared to their neighboring countries, women have a stronger social position. Homosexuality is not criminalized by law, but is socially taboo and looked down upon.

As Jordan has been stable over time, millions of refugees from Palestine, Syria and Iraq have sought refuge there. This has put a great deal of pressure on the country’s public sector, state control and resources. Despite the country’s active role in fighting the Islamic State (IS), religious extremism has not gained a foothold in Jordan.

Economics and Commerce

Jordan has few income generating natural resources, and a small agricultural sector. However, the country has achieved greater prosperity than many other countries in the region. This is mainly due to foreign aid, income from Jordanians working abroad, and phosphate exports. In addition, Jordan benefits from being a hub for trade between Europe and the Middle East, and having a well-educated workforce. Building and construction, as well as freight transport, are important industries, and an investment is being made in building an IT industry. Jordan will also develop tourism, which is an important source of revenue for the country. Most tourists come from other Muslim countries, including many traveling through Jordan on their pilgrimage to Mecca.

Jordan is struggling today with big differences between poor and rich. In cities, living standards are generally somewhat better than in rural areas. The country has a high unemployment rate, among young people it is over 30 per cent. Around 14 per cent of the population lives below the national poverty line.

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