Facts and Figures of Jordan
King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein (since 1999)
Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki (since 29 May 2016)
Landtotal: 89,342 sq km
Boundariestotal: 1,635 km
|Iraq||181 km||Israel||238 km||Saudi Arabia||744 km|
|Syria||375 km||West Bank||97 km|
Population8,117,564 (2015 est.) (country comparison to the world: 98)
Age structure0-14 years: 35.4% 15-64 years: 60.7% 65+ 3.9% (2015 est.)
Population growth rate0.83% (2015 est.)
UrbanisationUrban population: 83.7% of total population (2015) rate of urbanisation: 3.79% annual rate of change (2010-2015 est.)
Major citiesAmman (capital) 1.155 million (2015 est.) Greater Amman area 2,473,400; Az Zarqa 951,800; Irbid 460,090 (2012)
Ethnic groupsArab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
ReligionsSunni Muslim (official) 97.2 %, Christian 6% (of which the majority Greek Orthodox), other 2.2% (Shia Muslim, Druze) (2010 est.)
LanguagesArabic (official), English (among upper and middle classes)
Literacy(Age 15+ Can Read and Write) total population: 95.4%; male: 97.7% female: 92.9% (2015 est).
GDP$82.99 billion (2015 est.) $80.69 billion (2014 est.)
GDP Real growth rate2.9% (2015 est.) 3.1% (2014 est.)
GDP per capita (PPP)$12,400 (2015 est.) $12,100 (2014 est.)
Unemployment ratetotal 13% (2015 est.), youth (15-24) 29.3% (2004 est.)
Population below poverty line13% (2008 est.)
Public debt79.2% of GDP (2015 est.) 80.8% of GDP (2014 est.)
Inflation rate-0.7% (2015 est.)
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