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LOCATED IN THE Middle East, the Kingdom of Jordan has a land area of 45,495 sq. mi. (89,342 sq. km.), a population of 5,924,000 (2006 est.), and a population density of 166 people per sq. mi. (64 people per sq. km.). Only 4 percent of the land is agricultural, with a further 9 percent used as meadow or pasture, mainly for the grazing of sheep and goats. There is also a small forestry sector in Jordan. For electricity production, 99.4 percent comes from fossil fuels, with only 0.6 percent from hydropower.

The high level of fossil fuel for electricity has contributed to a relatively high level of carbon dioxide emissions, making up 36 percent of total carbon dioxide emissions. These have been relatively stable, at 3.1 ...

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