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  • Area: 89,342 sq. km (34,495 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 8,185,384 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 0.83% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 74.6 years (2016)
  • Languages: Arabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)
  • Religions: Muslim 97.2% (official; predominantly Sunni), Christian 2.2% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, other Orthodox and Protestant denominations), Buddhist 0.4%, Hindu 0.1%, other/unaffiliated <0.1%
  • Formal name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Alternate names: Al Mamlakah al Urdunīyah al Hāshimīyah, Al Urdun, Hashemite Jordan Kingdom, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordanian Hashimite Kingdom, Sharq el Urdun, Sharq el Urdunn, Trans-Jordan, Transjordania
  • Government type: parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • Leaders: chief of state: King ABDALLAH II; head of government: Prime Minister Hani MULKI
  • Capital: Amman
  • Administrative divisions: 12 governorates
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $12,100 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: textiles, fertilizers, potash, phosphates, vegetables, pharmaceuticals
  • Imports: crude oil, refined petroleum products, machinery, transport equipment, iron, cereals
  • Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)

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