Area — 37,738 square miles.
Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the West Bank.
Most agriculture is concentrated on the eastern bank of the River Jordan. To the east is arid desert. A cooler, rainy season lasts from November to April.
5 million, including over 2 million Palestinians and thousands of Kuwaiti and Iraqi refugees. 5% of the population is nomadic.
Arab 96%, others 4%.
Arabic (official), English.
Amman (1.5 million).Port: Al Aqabah.
Jordan has little fresh water, and only a limited supply of its own oil. It has been harmed by UN sanctions against Iraq. 30% of the population are below the poverty line; unemployment stands at 25%. Exports include fruit, and minerals mined from the Dead Sea.
Sunni Muslim 94%; Greek Orthodox 2%; Roman Catholic 1.5%; Protestant 0.5%. Islam is the State religion.
Anglican; Lutheran; Baptist; Assemblies of God; various Evangelical; Nazarene; others.