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Jordan Facts

  • Name: Jordan
    (long form) Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Capital City: Amman (1,919,000 pop.)
    (2,125,000 metro)
  • Jordan Population: 6,482,081 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Jordanian dinar
    (conversion rates)

    Jordanian dinar
    50 dinars
  • Ethnicity: Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
  • GDP total: $38.67 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $6,000 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Amman, Irbid
  • Name: Aramaic Yarden in origin, meaning "down-flowing," or "one who descends," and is named after the River Jordan
  • National Day: May 25
  • Religion: Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small Shia Muslim and Druze populations)
  • Symbols

Jordan Photographs

king abdullah mosque

King Abdullah Mosque, Amman, Jordan Maksim at en.wikipedia

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.