Free Shipping on Orders of $75 or More.  Some restrictions apply.  Click for details.

Jordan Flag

Shop for authentic Jordan Flags. We offer indoor and outdoor Jordan flags in durable nylon. Our outdoor flags are finished with a canvas heading, while indoor flags are finished with a lined pole hem and your choice of with or without fringe. We also offer indoor and outdoor Jordan flag sets. In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of the audio for the Jordan National Anthem, historical information about the Jordan flag, and demographic data about Jordan

Showing 1 to 4 of 4 (1 Pages)

History of the Jordan Flag

The Jordan Flag features three horizontal bands and a triangle on the hoist side. The bands are colored black at the top, white in the center, and green on the bottom. These colors are representative of periods of Muslim history, and are shown on many flags throughout the Middle East. Black is synonymous with the Abbasid, or third Caliphate which was established after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. White represents the second Caliphate, the Umayyad. The red band symbolizes the Fatimid Caliphate.

The red triangle is representative of Jordan's ruling kingdom and historic struggles in the Middle East. The seven pointed white star at the center of the red triangle symbolizes the seven hills upon which Jordan's capital city, Amman, was built. The star's central location in the red triangle is a symbol of Arab liberation from the Ottoman Empire.

All of the colors of the Jordan flag are symbolic of the Pan Arab movement. Jordan is situated in part of the Middle East which has been and remains a center of religious and political contention. The country adopted its current Pan Arab flag design in 1928, to signify Jordan's independence as an Arab nation after centuries of colonial occupation.

The name Jordan refers to the Jordan River, which separates the country from Israel and Palestine to the west. The Jordan River has an important significance in the three major world religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The country itself was called Trans Jordan, meaning "across the Jordan," by its previous occupiers, who were the British Empire. The British controlled the country until 1946, as part of the British Mandate for Palestine, which was established by the League of Nations in 1923.

The red triangle in Jordan's flag is held to be a symbol of the Hashemite dynasty, which provides the country's current head of state, King Abdullah II. Jordan is officially called The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, making it the only Arab country with a monarch. The term "Hashemite" refers to Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, who was the great grandfather of the Prophet Muhammad.

Jordan is a land with great significance to millions of people across the world. The Jordan River itself forms much of the country's western boundary, and most of Jordan's rainfall is in the north west of the country. This is the heart of Jordan's agricultural industry, which feeds much of its people. East of this area, the country is very dry and sparsely populated.

The flag of Jordan symbolizes the country's struggle to become an independent Arab nation. It is one of the most stable countries in the Middle East, despite pressures from outside its control. Its flag has remained the same for almost a century, which is testament to this resilient nation.

Geographic Coordinates
31 00 N, 36 00 E
Area
89,342 sq km
Population
6,407,085
Life Expectancy
79.92 years
Government Type
Constitutional monarchy
Capital
Amman
GDP
$33.05 billion (2009 est.)
Unemployment
12.9% (2009 est.)
Currency
Jordanian dir (JOD)
Calling Code
+962
Internet TLD
.jo

Jordan National Anthem

The Royal Anthem of Jordan (Al-salam Al-malaki Al-urdoni)

Listen

Lyrics

Long live the King!

Long live the King!
His position is sublime,
His banners waving in glory supreme.

We achieved our goal,
On the day you gave us the mark,
A revolution gives us our motivation!
Flying over the shoulders of the highest comets.

Oh! You king of Arabs,
From the best prophet you have..
The honour of dynasty,
Talked about in the depths of books!

All the youthful men,
Are your armed armies
His determination never dies out!
Getting from your meaning a symbol of well-being!

Oh! You king of Arabs,
From the best prophet you have..
The honour of dynasty,
Talked about in the depths of books!

May you stay the light and the guide,
A master in being away of all sins and wrong-doing,
Living your life happily and well-respected!
Under your flying flag rests the glory of all Arabs.

Oh! You king of Arabs,
From the best prophet you have..
The honour of dynasty,
Talked about in the depths of books!