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Country Jordan


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Region Middle East
Area (sq km) 89,342
Area (sq mile) 35,637
Border Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, West Bank
Population 8,117,564
Nationality Jordanian(s)
Ethnic Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
Religion Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6%, Shi'a Muslim, Druze, and other 2%
Language Arabic, English
Literacy 93%
Government Constitutional Monarchy
Capital Amman
Leader King ABDALLAH II (since February 7, 1999); Crown Prince HUSSEIN (born June 28, 1994), eldest son of King ABDALLAH II head of government: Prime Minister Hani MULKI (since June 1, 2016)
Currency Jordanian dinar (JOD)
Independence Day May 25, 1946 (from League of Nations mandate under British administration)
National Holiday Independence Day (May 25, 1946)
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