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Complete details about Jordan in Asia with capital city Amman

Country NameJordan (Al-Urdunn)
Country CodeJOR
Capital CityAmman
ContinentAsia
RegionMiddle East
Independence Year1946
Population5083000
Surface Area88946.0
Life Expectancy77.4 years
GNP7526.0 (old 7051.0)
Government FormConstitutional Monarchy

Spoken Languages

Arabic [official]     (97.9%)
Armenian     (1.0%)
Circassian     (1.0%)

Major Cities

Amman, Amman     (population 1000000)
al-Zarqa, al-Zarqa     (population 389815)
Irbid, Irbid     (population 231511)
al-Rusayfa, al-Zarqa     (population 137247)
Wadi al-Sir, Amman     (population 89104)

Jordan's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: New York TimesWed, 19 Nov 2014 18:00:30 -0800
Jordan's Open Door Is Now Only Cracked, Leaving Syrians Stranded

AMMAN, Jordan ? Thousands of Syrians, mostly women and children, have been stranded for weeks on Jordan's border, according to international aid agencies who say Jordan appears to be increasingly turning away Syrians fleeing war at home. ?We've ...   read full story


Publisher: New York TimesFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:03:45 -0800
Jordan Arrests Muslim Brotherhood Official Over Criticism of United Arab Emirates

AMMAN, Jordan ? The Jordanian authorities have arrested a senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood for criticizing the United Arab Emirates, the spokesman for the Brotherhood's political wing said Friday. The deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Zaki ...   read full story

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Publisher: Al-ArabiyaFri, 21 Nov 2014 00:16:02 -0800
Jordan arrests deputy head of Muslim Brotherhood for criticizing UAE read full story
Publisher: The Denver PostFri, 21 Nov 2014 04:25:30 -0800
Jordan arrests Islamist figure over op-ed piece read full story
Publisher: The NationalFri, 21 Nov 2014 12:48:45 -0800
Jordan arrests Brotherhood deputy for criticising UAE read full story
Publisher: Middle East MonitorFri, 21 Nov 2014 04:33:45 -0800
Jordan arrests senior Brotherhood member following anti-UAE comments read full story


Publisher: New York MagazineFri, 21 Nov 2014 05:18:45 -0800
Inside Brooklyn's Air Jordan Consignment Shop

Calvan Fowler, the owner of the Air Jordan?centric consignment shop Jordan Heads Brooklyn, says his love of sneakers was first formed as a young child in Far Rockaway, where he watched his mother set off on her commute each day wearing "funky" ...   read full story


Publisher: Toledo BladeFri, 21 Nov 2014 21:03:45 -0800
Pivotal Jordan

The Israelis have had decent relations with Jordan, but those relations recently have been strained by extremist Israelis, illegal West Bank settlers, and some political figures in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party. Secretary of ...   read full story

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Publisher: Pittsburgh Post GazetteThu, 20 Nov 2014 20:52:30 -0800
Pivotal Jordan: Refugees pose new strains to Israel's neighbor read full story
Publisher: Financial TimesThu, 20 Nov 2014 01:56:15 -0800
Jordan $15bn gas deal under threat amid conflict read full story
Publisher: HaaretzThu, 20 Nov 2014 13:55:39 -0800
Report: Israel's $15b gas deal with Jordan may be in jeopardy read full story
Publisher: International Business Times UKFri, 21 Nov 2014 09:48:45 -0800
Jerusalem Tensions Could Derail Jordan-Israel Gas Deal read full story
Publisher: JP UpdatesFri, 21 Nov 2014 08:05:57 -0800
Temple Mount-Rooted Tensions May Scuttle $15B Israeli Gas Deal With Jordan read full story
Publisher: KQEDWed, 19 Nov 2014 13:36:23 -0800
Tensions In Jerusalem Strain Jordan's Relationship With Israel read full story

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