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Introduction

Capital: Amman

Population

Total Population: 7,594,547
Natural Increase: 2.4%
Density: 86 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 83.7%
Population of main cities: Amman (1,349,260); Az Zarqua (502,900); Irbid (313,800); Rusayfah (289,800); Al Quwaysimah (176,400)
Ethnic Origins: The population is 98% Arab (half of which are Palestinian, with new waves of refugees from Syria and Iraq), as well as 1% Circassian and 1% Armenian.
Official Language: Arabic.
Other Languages Spoken: The Adhyge language, the Domari language, Armenian.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Muslims 90%, Christians 6%.
Literacy Rate: 91.1%
National Currency: Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 JOD = 1.2637 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 89,320 km²
Type of State: Hashemite Kingdom. Constitutional monarchy where the King has absolute powers.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy, Emerging Financial Market.
An economy dependent on petroleum exports and international aid.
HDI*: 0.748/1
HDI (World Rank): 80/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Jordan, dial 00
To call Jordan, dial +962
Internet Suffix: .jo
Telephone Lines: 6.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 41.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 99.5% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20112012201320142015
Imports of Goods (million USD) 18,93020,75222,06722,93020,332
Exports of Goods (million USD) 8,0067,8877,9138,3857,829
Imports of Services (million USD) 4,3574,4654,5004,5324,578
Exports of Services (million USD) 5,2506,0306,0266,5975,760

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2016

 

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