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Jordan


Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Capital city: Amman (population: 2,027,000)

Area: 89,213 square kilometers (34,445 square miles)

Population: 6.5 million

People: Arab (98%), Circassian (1%), Armenian (1%)

Languages: Arabic (official), English

Religions: Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6%, Other (2%)

Currency: Jordanian dinar (JD)

Government type: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

U.S. – Jordan relations:

The United States and Jordan have had diplomatic, economic, and political relationships since 1949. The United States has made a commitment to provide assistance to Jordan to forward its economic development, stability, prosperity and promotion of peace in the region. The United States and Jordan have a mutual agreement on combating terrorism, extremism and those who promote instabilities. Thousands of Jordanians receive educational grants from the United States. The United States assists Jordan in areas such as energy, youth and poverty alleviation, maternal/child health, governance, workforce development, and education. Both Jordan and the United States are members of the same international organizations including the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.

 

Reference: U.S. State Department


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