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About Jordan in detail
Where is Jordan?
Jordan, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 31 57 N 35 56 E otherwise in Middle East, in Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq.
What is the capital of Jordan?
The capital city of Jordan is: Amman.
What is the time in Amman?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Amman is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Jordan?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Jordan is: .jo
What is the size of Jordan?
The territory of Jordan is total: 89,342 sq km; land: 88,802 sq km, water: 540 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Jordan is about three-quarters the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Indiana.
If we would like to walk around and discover Jordan, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,744 km.
What is the water coverage of Jordan?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Jordan is covered by water (see below), and this includes 26 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Jordan?
The climate of Jordan is mostly arid desert: rainy season in west (November to April).
Geographical data of Jordan
The elevation of Jordan; mean elevation: 812 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Dead Sea -408 m, highest point: Jabal Umm ad Dami 1,854 m.
The typical geographical details of Jordan include mostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates eastern and western banks of the Jordan River.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Jordan is strategic location at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba and as the Arab country that shares the longest border with Israel and the occupied West Bank.
Resources and land use of Jordan
The country’s main mined products are phosphates, potash, shale oil. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 11.4%; arable land 2%; permanent crops 1%; permanent pasture 8.4%; forest: 1.1%; other: 87.5% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Jordan
The number of inhabitants of Jordan is 8,185,384 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that population heavily concentrated in the west, and particularly the northwest, in and around the capital of Amman; a sizeable, but smaller population is located in the southwest along the shore of the Gulf of Aqaba.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 83.7% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Jordan is concentrated in AMMAN (capital) 1.155 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Jordan
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%.
Spoken languages in Jordan
The spoken languages in Jordan are the following: Arabic (official language), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes).
What are the most important religions in Jordan?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Muslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, Jewish.
Further population data of Jordan
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 35.04% (male 1,470,865 / female 1,397,057) 15-24 years: 20.12% (male 842,202 / female 804,557) 25-54 years: 36.44% (male 1,491,855 / female 1,491,302) 55-64 years: 4.46% (male 177,720 / female 187,181) 65 years and over: 3.94% (male 151,071 / female 171,574) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Jordan is 0.83% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Jordan the birth rate is 25.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 3.8 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Jordan the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Jordan, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Jordan are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Jordan
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Jordan's economy is among the smallest in the Middle East, with insufficient supplies of water, oil, and other natural resources, underlying the government's heavy reliance on foreign assistance. Other economic challenges for the government include chroniKing ABDALLAH, during the first decade of the 2000s, implemented significant economic reforms, such as expanding foreign trade and privatizing state-owned companies that attracted foreign investment and contributed to average annual economic growth of 8%To diversify its energy mix, Jordan has secured several contracts for liquefied natural gas and is currently exploring nuclear power generation, exploitation of abundant oil shale reserves and renewable technologies, as well as the import of Israeli offsh.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Jordan is $39.45 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Jordan is 2.8% (2016 estimate) 2.4% (2015 estimate) 3.1% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Jordan this is $11,100 (2016 estimate) $11,000 (2015 estimate) $11,000 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Jordan produces?
The main agricultural products of Jordan are citrus, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, strawberries, stone fruits; sheep, poultry, dairy.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tourism, information technology, clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tourism, information technology, clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing.
Drinking water source in Jordan
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.8% of population, rural: 92.3% of population, total: 96.9% of population. Unimproved: urban: 2.2% of population, rural: 7.7% of population, total: 3.1% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Jordan
In Jordan the average number of childbirth is 3.18 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Jordan
The average age of the population is total: 22.3 years; male: 21.9 years, female: 22.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Jordan it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Jordan is -13.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Jordan. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 15 years.
Is Jordan a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Jordan
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Jordan density of the hospital beds is 1.8 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Jordan the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Jordan the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Jordan is 28.1% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Jordan? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Jordan are droughts; periodic earthquakes.
More interesting facts about Jordan
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Following World War I and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the League of Nations awarded Britain the mandate to govern much of the Middle East. Britain demarcated a semi-autonomous region of Transjordan from Palestine in the early 1920s. The area gained its independence in 1946 and thereafter became The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The country's long-time ruler, King HUSSEIN (1953-99), successfully navigated competing pressures from the major powers (US, USSR, and UK), various Arab states, Israel, and a large internal Palestinian population. Jordan lost the West Bank to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War. King HUSSEIN in 1988 permanently relinquished Jordanian claims to the West Bank; in 1994 he signed a peace treaty with Israel. King ABDALLAH II, King HUSSEIN's eldest son, assumed the throne following his father's death in 1999. He has implemented modest political and economic reforms, including the passage of a new electoral law in early 2016 ahead of legislative elections held in September. The Islamic Action Front, which is the political arm of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood, returned to parliament with 15 seats after boycotting the previous two elections in 2010 and 2013..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Jordan: 25 May 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration).
The flag and other symbols of Jordan
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of black (top), representing the Abbassid Caliphate, white, representing the Ummayyad Caliphate, and green, representing the Fatimid Caliphate; a red isosceles triangle on the hoist side, representing the Great Arab Revolt of 1916, and bearing a small white seven-pointed star symbolizing the seven verses of the opening Sura (Al-Fatiha) of the Holy Koran; the seven points on the star represent faith in One God, humanity, national spirit, humility, social justice, virtue, and aspirations; design is based on the Arab Revolt flag of World War I.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Jordan: eagle; national colors: black, white, green, red.
Constitution of Jordan
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Jordan?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Jordan is mixed system developed from codes instituted by the Ottoman Empire (based on French law), British common law, and Islamic law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Jordan, we can highlight the following structures bicameral National Assembly or Majlis al-'Umma consists of the Senate, or the House of Notables or Majlis al-Ayan (65 seats; members appointed by the monarch to serve 4-year terms) and the Chamber of Deputies or House of Representatives or Majlis al-Nuwaab (130 seats; 115 members directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by open-list proportional representation vote and 15 seats for women; 12 of the 115 seats reserved for Christian, Chechen, and Circassian candidates; members serve 4-year terms)elections: Chamber of Deputies - last held on 20 September 2016 (next to be held in 2020)election results: Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Jordan
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Jordan the labor force is 2.205 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Jordan is total: 14.7 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 15.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 13.8 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Jordan is 14.8% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Jordan, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.4% highhest 10%: 28.7% (2010 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Jordan the GINI index is .39,7 (2007).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Jordan the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.4% highhest 10%: 28.7% (2010 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Jordan
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Jordan is; revenues: $8.649 billion, expenditures: $11.22 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21.9% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Jordan is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Jordan
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: -0.8% (2016 estimate), -0.9% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 8% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Jordan
Jordan, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Jordan is: $7.124 billion (2016 estimate), $7.829 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: textiles, fertilizers, potash, phosphates, vegetables, pharmaceuticals.
The most important imported products are: crude oil, refined petroleum products, machinery, transport equipment, iron, cereals, and the countries from where the import is coming: Saudi Arabia 15.4%, China 12.8%, US 6.2%, Germany 4.7%, UAE 4.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Jordan
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Jordan, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0.3% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0.1% of total installed capacity (2013 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Jordan, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Jordan; service has improved recently with increased use of digital switching equipment; microwave radio relay transmission and coaxial and fiber-optic cable are employed on trunk lines; growing mobile-cellular usage in both urban and rural areas is reducing usedomestic: 1995 telecommunications law opened all non-fixed-line services to private competition; in 2005, monopoly over fixed-line services terminated and the entire telecommunications sector was opened to competition; currently multiple mobile-cellular providers winternational: country code - 962; landing point for the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) FEA and FLAG Falcon submarine cable networks; satellite earth stations - 33 (3 Intelsat, 1 Arabsat, and 29 land and maritime Inmarsat terminals); fiber-optic cable to Saudi (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Jordan
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Jordan: 18 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2012).
The total length of the roadways in Jordan: total: 7,203 km, paved: 7,203 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Jordan: N/A.
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Facts about Jordan
Name of the country: conventional long form: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, conventional short form: Jordan, local long form: Al Mamlakah al Urduniyah al Hashimiyah, local short form: Al Urdun, former: Transjordan, etymology: named for the Jordan River, which makes up part of Jordan's northwest border.
|Abbrevation: Jordan||Geographic coordinates:
31 00 N, 36 00 E
|Location: Middle East|
|Capital of Jordan: Amman||GPS of the Capital:
31 57 N 35 56 E
|Position: Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq|
|Land area: total: 89,342 sq km; land: 88,802 sq km, water: 540 sq km||Terrain: mostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates eastern and western banks of the Jordan River
||Area comparative: about three-quarters the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Indiana|
|Population: 8,185,384 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.83% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.95 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.89 male(s) / female, total population: 1.02 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $7.124 billion (2016 estimate), $7.829 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $17.86 billion (2016 estimate), $18.04 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Saudi Arabia 15.4%, China 12.8%, US 6.2%, Germany 4.7%, UAE 4.2% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 83.7% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): AMMAN (capital) 1.155 million (2015)||Median age: total: 22.3 years; male: 21.9 years, female: 22.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 4.335 million. Percent of population: 53.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 368,938. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 5 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 13.798 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 170 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 14.8% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Jordanian(s) adjective: Jordanian||National holidays: Independence Day, 25 May (1946)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 74.6 years. Male: 73.2 years, female: 76.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 3.18 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 25.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 95.4%; male: 97.7%, female: 92.9% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed system developed from codes instituted by the Ottoman Empire (based on French law), British common law, and Islamic law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tourism, information technology, clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing||Industrial production growth rate: 1.8% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.8% (2016 estimate) 2.4% (2015 estimate) 3.1% (2014 estimate)|
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