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Tuesday 5 August 2014
Ministry of Political Development
Queen Noor Street P.O.Box 841367, 11180 Amman - Jordan
Tel: +96265695216 EXT. 269
Conventional Name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ( Al Mamlakah al Urduniyah al Hashimiyah).
Surface area: 91.860 km²
Comparison with a European country: about the size of Portugal.
Population: 6,4 millions of inhabitants
Young people under 25 Years Old: 54%
GDP/ inhab: 5 200 dollars
Ethnic background: Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
Religions: 95% of the population are Muslims (mostly Sunni) -Christians (all rites): 5%
Language: Arabic (official)
Currency: Dinar (2001: 1 Jordan Dinar = 1.6 Euro)
Unemployment Rate: 16% official rate - actual rate 25%-30% (est. 2001).
Year of independence: 25 May 1946 (in 1920, Transjordania had been established as a British Mandate)
Member of United Nations: 1955
Political System: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy, pluralism.
Formalities: valid passport, visa required + 6 months from the date of return. The visa is easily obtained on arrival at the airport in Amman.
Sources (figures) : Economist Intelligence Unit, UN Population Data base, CIA.