Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of (Arab. Al-Mamlaka Al-Urduniya Al-Hashemiya)(i)
- Abdel-Hamid Hamam
Constitutional monarchy in West Asia. Located in the centre of the eastern Arab world, Jordan has an area of 91,860 km² and a population (est. 2000) of approximately 6·33 million, of which some 96% are Sunni Muslim. Through population movements and common geographical features, Jordan has close cultural and musical links with the neighbouring Arab cultures of Syria, Palestine, Iraq and Saudi Arabia....