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Friday 9 December 2011


Ministry of Political Development
Queen Noor Street P.O.Box 841367, 11180 Amman - Jordan

Tel: +96265695216 EXT. 269
Fax: +9625686582


Conventional Name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ( Al Mamlakah al Urduniyah al Hashimiyah).

Surface area: 91.860 kmĀ²

Comparison with a European country: about the size of Portugal.

Capital: Amman

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.

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