Quick Facts

  • Officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Independence with end of British League of Nations Mandate 1946
  • Divided into 12 governorates
  • Capital city: Amman (pop. 1.155 million)
  • Population: 8,117,564
  • Official language: Arabic (with English widely spoken as well)
  • Climate: mediterranean with semi-dry warmer summers and cooler winters
  • Economy: based on tourism, oil shale export, industry
  • Literacy rate: 95.4%
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

  • A constitutional monarchy
  • King Abdallah II (since 1999)
  • Prime Minister Abdullah Nsour (since 2012)

Healthcare Statistics

  • Maternal mortality rate: 58/100,000
  • Infant mortality rate: 15.18/1,000
  • Life expectancy: 74.35 years
  • Health expenditures: 7.2% GDP
  • Physician density: 2.58/1,000
  • Hospital bed density: 1.8/1,000
  • HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate: less than 0.1%
  • Infectious disease updates: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm

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