Jordan

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Map of Jordan

Continent – Asia

Region – Middle East

Size – 89,342 km²

Geography – mostly hot, dry desert

Language – Arabic

Religion – Sunni Muslim 92%, Christianity 6%, other 2%

Monetary Unit – Jordanian Dinar

    

Natural Resources – Oil, phosphates, potash

Agriculture – citrus, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, strawberries, stone fruits; sheep, poultry, dairy

Industry – clothing, fertilizers, potash, phosphate mining, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing, tourism

Map of Jordan

Neighbouring Countries – Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, West Bank

Population –  7,930,491 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 3.86%

Average Life Expectancy – 74.1

Capital City – Amman (1,179,000)

Highest Mountain – Jabal Umm ad Dami (1,854m)

Longest River – Jordan River (251 km)

Climate – Hot summers 28°C to 32°C, warm winters – 12°C to 22°C

Yearly Rainfall – 120 cm (approx) mostly in September to February

Plant Life – semi tropical shrubs and bushes, acacia, banana, black iris, cedar, cactus, eucalyptus, olive, pine

Animal Life – jackal, hyena, fox, wildcat, gazelle, ibex, antelope, rabbit

Bird Life – vulture, sand grouse, skylark, partridge, quail, woodcock, goldfinch

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Jordan. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/jordan.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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