Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is a country of approximately eight million people in the Middle East. It is bordered by Israel in the West, Syria in the North, Iraq in the Northeast and by Saudi Arabia in the East and the South. The capital of Jordan is Amman, in the Northwest of the country. Jordan is a constitutional monarchy with King Abdullah II the reigning monarch. The country has been independent since 1946.

General Information
Official Name: 
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية (al-Mamlakah al-Urdunīyah al-Hāshimīyah)
Capitol: 
Amman
Population: 
6,694,000
Languages: 
Arabic
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
89,342
Year of UN Membership: 
1955
Year of Present State Formation: 
1946
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$36.523 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$6,281 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
3.30 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.75
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
39.70
Unemployment: 
12.60%
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Islamic Group
Arab Group
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ABEDA: Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
AFESD: Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
AMF: Arab Monetary Fund
CAEU: Council of Arab Economic Unity
CD: Community of Democracies
CICA: Conference of Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
G-11
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IDB: Islamic Development Bank
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
LAS/AL: League of Arab States, aka Arab League
OIC: Organization of Islamic Cooperation
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
MINUSTAH: UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
866 Second Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(212) 832-9553
(212) 832-5346
missionun@jordanmissionun.com
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