Land Area: 92,300 sqkm
Per Capita GNP: $1,500
Under 5 Mortality Rate: 35 (per thousand)
Adult Literacy: 93%(M); 81%(F)
Fertility Rate: 4.7
Life Expectancy: 69.7(M); 72.5(F)
Urbanization Rate: 74%
Unemployment Rate: 15% official rate; actual rate is 25%-30% (1999)
Major Language: Arabic
Major Religion: Islam
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
* Data are from UNSD, UNICEF and CIA World Factbook
of Jordan Official Website
Embassy of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Washington D.C.
A Country Study
Comprehensive information about Jordan, including the economy, history,
culture, society, etc.
CIA World Factbook
This site contains detailed information the country's population,
political system, natural resources, etc.
Comprehensive introduction of the history of Jordan from ancient
time to the present.
Jordanian English-language independent political daily newspaper.
Jordan tourism board.
Links compiled by U of Texas.