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Facts and Figures of Jordan

 

Political leadership

Jordan King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein

King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein (since 1999)

Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz (since 4 June 2018)

Land

Total 89,342 sq km; Land 88,802 sq km; Water 540 sq km (country comparison to the world: 113)

Boundaries

total: 1,744 km

Border countries

Iraq 179 km Israel 307 km Saudi Arabia 731 km
Syria 379 km West Bank 148 km

Coastline

26 km

Population

10.05 million (2017 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 34.35% 15-64 years: 61.96% 65+ 3.69% (2015 est.)

Population growth rate

2.55% (2017 est.)

Urbanisation

91% of total population (2018 est.)

Major cities

AMMAN (capital) 4.01 million (42%); Irbid 1.77 million (18.6%); Al Zarqa 1.364 million (14.3) (2015)

Ethnic groups

Arab 97.4%, other 2.6% (includes Armenian, Circassian) (2015 est.)

Religions

Muslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox), other 0.6% (2010 est.)

Languages

Arabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)

Literacy

(Age 15+ can read and write) total population: 95.4%; male: 97.7%; female: 92.9% (2015 est.)

Real GDP

$31.42 billion (2017); $30.81 billion (2016)

GDP growth

1.97% (2017); 2% (2016)

GDP per capita

$3,238.3 (2017 est.); $3,258.5 (2016 est.)

Unemployment rate

14.92% (2017 est.); 15.27% (2016 est.)

Population below poverty line

0.1% (2010); Jordan has not released poverty estimates since 2010

Public debt

95.9% of GDP (2017 est.); 95.1% of GDP (2016 est.)

Inflation rate

3.3% (2017)

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