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Amman, Jordan - Photo by Argenberg - CC-BY

 

Population 2007........................................................... 5,307,470
GDP per capita 2007 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 4,900
GDP 2007 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 28.9
Unemployment.....................................................................30%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 3.7
Labor force (%) ....... 4.9
 

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Petra, Jordan - Photo by Argenberg - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................34,573 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......15
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 73
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 71
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 29
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................10
Access to safe water (% of population) .....................................98
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................13

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Background Note: Jordan  __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3464.htm

CIA - The World Factbook: Jordan __ Jam-packed with information about Jordan.  Maps, history, economy, politics and much more. - illustrated - From cia.gov - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/jo.html

The Constitution of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan __ Full text online. - From Government of Jordan - http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/constitution_jo.html

Country Profile: Jordan __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Jordan's significance results partly from its strategic location at the crossroads of what most Christians, Jews and Muslims call the Holy Land. The desert kingdom emerged out of the post-World War I division of the Middle East by Britain and France." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/country_profiles/828763.stm

Economy of Jordan __ "Jordan is a small country with limited natural resources, but has improved much since its inception as a country. Its current GDP per capita soared by 351% in the Seventies." An encyclopedic article about the economy of Jordan along with links to more resources. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Jordan 
 
Embassy of Jordan - Washington, D.C. __ A great place to begin your study of Jordan. You will find profiles of the King and Queen, cultural information, news, international affairs, travel information and a lot more. - illustrated - From Jordanian Embassy - http://www.jordanembassyus.org/new/index.shtml

 

Ethnologue report for Jordan __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Jordan. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Jordan

Jordan __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/jordan/

Jordan __ A good overview of Jordan, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107670.html

Jordan __ "Modern Jordan was founded in 1921, and it was recognized by the league of nations as a state under the British mandate in 1922 known as The Emirate of transjordan."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan

Jordan __ "Bible stories, lost cities, Lawrence of Arabia - Jordan has romantic associations up to its eyeballs. It's a country that ought to be awash with tourists, but the Middle East's bad reputation has kept them away in droves. Don't be fooled: Jordan is, on the whole, peaceful. More than that, it's one of the most welcoming, hospitable countries in the world, and doesn't even have that unsettlingly male-oriented feel so prevalent elsewhere in the region." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/middle_east/jordan/

Jordan Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=127&countryName=Jordan

Jordan country profile __ "Provides overview, key facts and events, timelines and leader profiles along with current news." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/828763.stm

Jordan Guide -- National Geographic __ Articles, photos, facts, videos, and news - illustrated - nationalgeographic.com - http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/jordan-guide/

jordan map and map of jordan information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/jo.htm

Jordan News - Breaking World Jordan News __ Breaking news from Jordan - usually illustrated - From New York Times - http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/international/countriesandterritories/jordan/index.html

 
 
Jordan Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photos of Jordan. Jordan pictures. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Middle_East/Jordan/ 

A Living Tribute to the Legacy of King Hussein I __ "This site is designed to be a living tribute to the legacy of King Hussein, the father of modern Jordan. During his lifetime, he brought the wisdom to walk in the path of honour, the courage to follow his convictions, and an abiding compassion for others. He enriched us all by the nobility of his spirit." - illustrated - From Government of Jordan - http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/

Maps Of Jordan __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Jordan.html

The Official Website of The Jordan Tourism Board __ Select your language to enter the site then tour till your heart's content. - illustrated - From visitjordan.com - http://na2.visitjordan.com/

Photo Gallery : Jerash - Jordan Jubilee __ Photos of the archaeological site of Jerash as well as photos of many other Jordanian locations on the website. - illustrated - From jordanjubilee.com - http://www.jordanjubilee.com/gallery/photosjer.htm

Photos of Jordan __ A collection of more than a hundred click-to-enlarge photos of Jordan. - illustrated - From tripadvisor.com - http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g293985-Jordan.html 
 
Photos of Jordan Amman Petra Wadi-rum Kerak Madaba Dana Dead Sea photo __ Offers photographs of the main historical sites and regions. - illustrated - From jordan.dours.com - http://jordan.dours.com/

pictures of Jordan at picturesofplaces.com - jordan pictures __ You will find a collection of click-to-view galleries of photographs of Jordan as well as additional information about Jordan. - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Asia/jordan.html 


 

 

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