Largest city: Amman (5,000,000)
Languages: Arabic, English.
Currency: Jordanian Dinar
Drives on the: Right
Independence: 1946 June 17th
Leader: King Abdulla (1999-Present)
Calling Code: +962
GDP Growth Rate: 3% (2012 est.)
Main Exports: Clothing, Fertilizers, Potash, Phosphates, Vegetables, Pharmaceuticals, crude oil, etc.
Population Growth Rate: - .965 % (2013 est.)
Timeline of events Edit
|63 BC||Rome, conquers the region of Jordan. In 106 A.D, it becomes part of the Roman
province of Arabia.
|1921||After World War I, Brittain gains control of the territory that becomes known as
Transjordan. In 1923, Britian recognizes Transjordan's independence, but retains a
hold on military, financial and foreign affairs.
|1946||jordan is granted full independence from Britain. Abdullah I is named King.|
|1949||The country’s name is changed to Jordan. After the state of Israel is created,
Jordan joins its Arab neighbors to fight the new country. Jordan takes over the
West Bank and East Jerusalem.
|1951||King Abdullah is assassinated. Later, Hussein is named king. He rules until 1999.|
|1967||After Israel wins the Six Day Arab-Israeli War, it gains control of Jerusalem and
the West Bank.
|1970||Thousands are injured as government forces battle Palestinian fighters.|
|1994||Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty.|
|1999||prince Abdullah bin al-Hussein is sworn in as king.|
|2001||King Abdullah and the Presidents of Syria and Egypt work together on a $300 million
electricity-line project that links the three countries.
|2009||King Abdullah dissolves parliament.|
|2011||With a civil war raging in Syria, hundreds of thousands of refugees pour into Jordan|
- Jordan is one of the latest arabian countries in the middle east, being made an official country in 1946.
- Two Kings are named Abdulla.
- Jordan is one of the safest countries in the middle east as of today.
- King Hussein is ruler for the longest, 48 years!
- Amman, was previously named Philadelphia. That was when the british ruled Jordan.