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Jordan

Official English Name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Official Local Name(s): المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية

Common English Name: Jordan

Capital: Amman

REGION
Middle East
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Iraq (Northeast)
Saudi Arabia (East and South)
Israel (West)
Syria (North)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Dead Sea (West)
TOTAL AREA
89,342 km2 (99.4% land, 0.6% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
1,635 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
26 km
CLIMATE
Arid desert
Rainy season in the west
TERRAIN
Desert plateau in the east
Highlands in the west separated by a valley
HIGHEST POINT
Jabal Umm ad Dami (1,854 m)
LOWEST POINT
Dead Sea (-408 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Phosphates
Potash
Shale oil
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Earthquakes
DEMONYM
Jordanian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Arab (98%)
Circassian (1%)
Armenian (1%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Arabic
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
English
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (97.2%)
Christian (2.2%)
Buddhist (0.4%)
Hindu (0.1%)
POPULATION
9,531,712
LARGEST CITY
Amman (1,349,260)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
az-Zarqa (502,900)
Irbid (313,800)
ar-Russayfah (289,800)
Al-Quwaysimah (176,400)
Wadi as-Sir (158,900)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional monarchy
HEAD OF STATE
King Abdallah II
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
12 Governorates
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
25 May 1946 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
As-salam al-malaki al-urdoni
GDP PER CAPITA
$10,900 (USD)
CURRENCY
JD (Jordanian Dinar)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = JD.0.71
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.jo
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+962

Hospitality is extremely important in Jordan as people will go out of their way to be hospitable to any guest.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jo.html (Majority of information)

http://census.dos.gov.jo/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/02/Census_results_2016.pdf (National population and city population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 9 November 2016