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Jordan:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
6,198,677 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
67.4 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 32.2% (male 1,017,233/female 976,284)
15-64 years: 63.7% (male 2,110,293/female 1,840,531)
65 years and over: 4.1% (male 122,975/female 131,361) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 23.9 years
male: 24.6 years
female: 23.2 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.338% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
20.13 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.72 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
5.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.15 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female
total population: 1.1 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 15.57 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 18.62 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 12.34 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
Definition - World rank and map
total population: 78.71 years
male: 76.19 years
female: 81.39 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.47 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
less than 0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
600 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 500 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Jordanian(s)
adjective: Jordanian
Ethnic groups
Definition
Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
Religions
Definition
Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small Shi'a Muslim and Druze populations) (2001 est.)
Languages
Definition
Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 89.9%
male: 95.1%
female: 84.7% (2003 est.)


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