Area Total 89,342 sq km
Climate mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April)
Natural Resources phosphates, potash, shale oil
Imports China 13.6%, Saudi Arabia 13.6%, US 9.9%, UAE 4.9%, Germany 4.4% (2017) – crude oil, refined petroleum products, machinery, transport equipment, iron, cereals
Exports US 24.9%, Saudi Arabia 12.8%, India 8.2%, Iraq 8.2%, Kuwait 5.4%, UAE 4.6% (2017) – Exports – commodities field listing
textiles, fertilizers, potash, phosphates, vegetables, pharmaceuticals
Government parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Capital Amman
Population 10,458,413 (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity Jordanian 69.3%, Syrian 13.3%, Palestinian 6.7%, Egyptian 6.7%, Iraqi 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes Armenian, Circassian) (2015 est.)
Language Arabic (official), English (widely understood among upper and middle classes)

News about Jordan

RSS News Sources: Independent | Amman News
  • Safadi underlines need for political solution accepted by Syrians
    on October 22, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - Deputy Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi, on Thursday, stressed the importance of the success of the Syrian Constitutional Committee meetings as an important step to reach a political solution that ends the Syria crisis.Addressing the Small

  • Jordan records 2,821 new COVID-19 cases
    on October 22, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - Jordan has recorded 38 deaths and 2,821 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, 2,818 of which are local cases, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the crisis to 46,441, a statement issued by the Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Health said.The local cases include

  • Government issues Defense Orders 19, 20, announces minister
    on October 22, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - Minister of State for Media Affairs and the official gov't spokesperson, Ali Ayed, announced that the Prime Minister, Dr. Bisher Khasawneh, has issued Defense Orders Nos. 19 and 20.The minister said Defense Orders 19 and 20 aim to implement the measures recently announced by the gove

  • Awqaf minister says 12.15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m the hour allocated to Friday prayers
    on October 22, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Dr. Mohammed Khalayleh, announced mosques nationwide will open to perform miday (Duhur) Friday prayers on foot from 12.15 p.m. until 1.15 p.m., according to Defense Orders 19 and 20.Speaking during a press briefing held at the Pri

  • Prevention requirements to govern reopening nurseries, says Covid-19 portfolio head
    on October 22, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - The official in charge of the Covid-19 dossier at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Wael Hayajneh, said the work in the nurseries will be governed by maintaining infection prevention requirements and "strict" health protocols by adhering to the social distancing and preserving public health co

  • Kingdom to switch to wintertime October 30
    on October 22, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - Jordan will switch to winter time on Friday, October 30, when clocks will be set back by 60 minutes at 1:00 am, becoming two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).Under a Cabinet decision, clocks are set back to mark the start of winter on the last Friday of October every year.

  • Public holiday announced for Prophet Mohammad’s birthday
    on October 22, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh announced today that all ministries, government departments and public institutions will observe a holiday marking Prophet Mohammad’s birthday on Thursday, October 29.Prophet Mohammad (Peace be Upon Him) was born on the 12th day of Rabi I in the Islami

  • Expert committee formed to assess the Kingdom's epidemiological situation
    on October 21, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - Minister of Health, Dr. Nazir Obeidat, has decided on Wednesday, to form an ad hoc committee to assess the Kingdom's epidemiological situation and future Covid-19 scenarios.Speaking to "Petra," Assistant Secretary-General for Primary Health Care, Dr. Ghazi Sharkas, said the 8-strong

  • Jordan records 2,648 new daily COVID-19 infections, 29 fatalities
    on October 21, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - COVID-19 killed 29 people in the Kingdom within the last 24 hours as the death toll from the respiratory disease stands at 443.Some 2,648 COVID-19 cases were recorded in the Kingdom on Monday, bringing the caseload to more than 43,360, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).Br

  • 49 local, int'l observers to monitor upcoming parliamentary elections, says IEC
    on October 21, 2020

    AMMONNEWS - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced on Wednesday the date set to accrediting applications for local and international observers to monitor the upcoming parliamentary elections has ended.In a press statement, the IEC said 47 local bodies had applied, of which 31 had be

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