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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية
Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Hāshimīyah
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "God, Country, King"
الله، الوطن، الملك (Arabic)
Allah, Al-Waṭan, Al-Malik[1]
Anthem: (English: The Royal Anthem of Jordan)
السلام الملكي الأردني
Al-Salam Al-Malaki Al-Urdunni

Map of Jordan showing influential governorate centers
Map of Jordan showing influential governorate centers
Capital
and largest city
Amman
31°57′N35°56′E / 31.950°N 35.933°E / 31.950; 35.933
Official languagesArabic
Ethnic groups
DemonymJordanian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
constitutional monarchy
 • KingAbdullah II
 • Prime MinisterHani Al-Mulki
LegislatureParliament
 • Upper houseSenate
 • Lower houseHouse of Representatives
Independence from Britain
 • The Emirate of Transjordan11 April 1921 
 • The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan25 May 1946 
Area
 • Total89,341 km2 (112th)
35,637 sq mi
Population
 • June 2016 estimate9,710,752[2]
 • November 2015 census9,531,712
 • Density107/km2 (100th)
276/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 • Total$82.991 billion[3] (87th)
 • Per capita$12,162[3] (86th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 • Total$38.210 billion[3] (92nd)
 • Per capita$5,599[3] (95th)
Gini (2011)35.4[4]
medium
HDI (2014)Steady 0.748[5]
high ·80th
CurrencyJordanian dinar (JOD)
Time zoneEET(UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Drives on theright
Calling code+962
ISO 3166 codeJO
Internet TLD

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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