Situated in southwest Asia, Jordan has an area of 92,300 sq km (35,637 sq mi). Jordan extends 562 km (349 mi) NE – SW and 349 km (217 mi) SE – NW . Comparatively, the area occupied by Jordan is slightly smaller than the state of Indiana. It is bounded on the N by Syria, on the NE by Iraq, on the E and S by Sa'udi Arabia, on the SW by the Gulf of Aqaba, and on the W by Israel, with a total land boundary length of 1,635 km (1,016 mi) and a coastline of 26 km (16 mi).
Jordan's capital city, 'Amman, is located in the northwestern part of the country.