Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

al-Mamlakah al-Urduniyah al-Hashimiyah

Political Status: Independent constitutional monarchy established May 25, 1946; present constitution adopted January 8, 1952.

Area: 34,495 sq. mi. (89,206 sq. km), excluding West Bank territory of 2,270 sq. mi. (5,879 sq. km).

Population: Both figures exclude Palestinians in the West Bank, over which Jordan abandoned de jure jurisdiction in 1988. 6,491,738 (2012E—UN); 6,482,081 (2013E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Center (2011E—UN): AMMAN (2,155,056).

Official Language: Arabic.

Monetary Unit: Dinar (official rate November 1, 2013: 0.71 dinar = $1US).

Sovereign: King ABDULLAH ibn Hussein (King Abdullah II); assumed the throne on February 7, 1999, following the death of King HUSSEIN ibn Talal; coronation ceremony held on June 9, 1999.

Heir to the Throne: Undesignated. Prince HAMZEH ibn ...

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