Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is located in the Middle East of the Asian Continent, with a population of 6,508,887, making it
the 10
4th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Amman with a total population of 2,842,629. The country
encompasses
89,342 sq km square kilometers making it the 112th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Gulf of Aqaba, Israel, Dead Sea, West Bank and the Sea of Galilee.

King Abdhallah II is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Heir Apparent Crown Prince Hussein, achieves that
status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. Prime Minister Abdullah N
sour is recognized as the Head
of Government and
, Along with Deputy Prime Minister Awad Khulayfa achieves that status through appointment by the
Monarch and holds that position at the pleasure of the monarch. Its form of government is a constitutional monarchy and they
celebrate the creation of their constitution on 1st of January 1952.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Arabic and English which is widely understood among upper and middle
classes. It counts among its major religions Sunni Muslim, Christian and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it
has 6 AM, 5 FM, 1 Short Wave and 20 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Jabal Ram, its highest point at 1,734 meters and the Dead Sea, its lowest point at –408
meters. Its principal waterway is the Gulf of Aqaba, which measures 26 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are clothing, phosphate mining, fertilizers,
pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, potash, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing and tourism. Its official
currency is Jordan Dinar.

Here’s something you may not know about Jordan. Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the
UK received a mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain separated out a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan
from Palestine in the early 1920s, and the area gained its independence in 1946; it adopted the name of Jordan in 1950.
Al'Aqabah Fort on-
Jordan's westernmost
point on the border
with Israel
Anglo-Arab Stallion
Amman- Jordan's
capital and largest city
Floating in the Dead
Sea, Jordan's lowest
point... and you can
actually float while
reading!
Jabal Ram-Jordan's
highest point
Jordan River- Jordan's
border with Israel and
the West Bank
Looking down on the
Treasury at Petra
Mannsaff -a traditional
Jordanian food
King's Highway
Abi's Home Page
Back to
Qasr' Amrah, desert
palace east of Amman,
Jordan dating back to
C.E.. 710 till 750
Some of the cliffs of
the Wadi Run Desert
JORDAN
Updated 20 January 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
less than 0.1%

600 (2007 est.)

less then 500
Tradtional Jordanian
clothes
Old Fort at Al Aqaba
on the Red Sea
Ancient stone workings
in the Al Jafr
Depression
Marshlands of Jordan's
Azraq Wetland
Preserve
Jordan Rift Valley on
the southern end of
the Dead Sea
Ma'an- Jordan's
southernmost point on
the border with Saudi
Arabia
Syrian Desert-
Jordan's easternmost
point near the borders
of Syria and Iraq
Umm Qais- Jordan's
northernmost point
near the Golan
Height's claimed by
Jordan and Syria
Wadi Rum near the
border with Saudi
Arabia
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