Official name The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Capital: Amman
Area: 89,556 square kilometers (34,578 square miles)
Population: 4,500,000
Population growth rate: 2.54 percent (1998)
Government: A constitutional monarchy (governed by a king or queen, in addition to a parliament, which makes the country’s laws).
Voting rights: Universal at age 20
Ethnic divisions: Arab 98 percent , Circassian 1% & Armenian 1%
Languages: Arabic (official language), English widely spoken and understood
Exports: Phosphates, fertilizers, potash, agricultural products, manufactured goods, fruits and nuts
Industries: Phosphate mining, petroleum refining, cement, potash, light manufacturing