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The Hashemite Kinrick o Jordan
المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية (Arabic)
Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Ḥāshimīyah
Motto: "God, Kintra, Keeng"
الله، الوطن، الملك (Arabic)
Allah, Al-Waṭan, Al-Malik[1]
Anthem: (Scots: The Ryal Anthem o Jordan)
السلام الملكي الأردني
Al-Salam Al-Malaki Al-Urdunni

Jordan (orthographic projection).svg
Map of Jordan showing influential governorate centers
Map of Jordan showing influential governorate centers
and largest city
31°57′N 35°56′E / 31.950°N 35.933°E / 31.950; 35.933
Offeecial leids Arabic
Ethnic groups
Demonym Jordanian
Govrenment Unitar pairlamentar constitutional monarchy
• Keeng
Abdullah II
Hani Al-Mulki
Legislatur Pairlament
Hoose o Representatives
Unthirldom frae Breetain
11 Apryle 1921
25 May 1946
• Total
89,341 km2 (34,495 sq mi) (112t)
• August 2017 estimate
9,952,293[2] (90t)
• November 2015 census
• Density
107/km2 (277.1/sq mi) (100t)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$86.193 billion[3] (87t)
• Per capita
$11,124[3] (86t)
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Tot
$39.453 billion[3] (92nt)
• Per capita
$5,092[3] (95t)
Gini (2011) 35.4[4]
HDI (2014) Steady 0.748[5]
heich · 80th
Currency Dinar (JOD)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
• Summer (DST)
Drivin side ri ht
Cawin code +962
Internet TLD .jo

Jordan (/ˈdʒɔrdən/), offeecially the Hashemite Kinrick o Jordan, an forby kent as the JK (short for The Jordanian Kinrick), is a kinrick on the East Bank o the River Jordan in Wastren Asie. It haes mairches wi Saudi Arabie sooth-eastlins, Iraq eastlins, Sirie norlins an Israel an Palestine tae the wast, sharin control o the Dead Sea. Jordan's anerlie port is at its soothren tip, at the Gulf o Aqaba, whilk is skared wi Israel, Egyp, an Saudi Arabie. Hantle o Jordan is kivered bi the Arabian Desert. Housomeivver, the north-wastren pairt o Jordan is pairt o the Fertile Crescent. The caipital ceety is Amman.

Throu its history, Jordan haes seen a thrang o ceevilizations, includin sic auncient near eastren anes as the Canaanites an later ither Semitic fowks lik the Edomites, an the Moabites. Ither ceevilizations possessin poleetical sovereignty an influence in Jordan wur: Akkadian, Assyrian, Israelite/Judean, Babylonian, an Persian empires. The lands o Jordan wur for a time unner the rule o Pharaonic Egyp, componed pairt o the greater Kinrick o Israel (includin the later Judaean Kinrick, Hasmonaen Kinrick o Israel an Herodian Dynasty), an notably, the region o Jordan gied birth tae the Nabataean ceevilization an aw, whilk left rich airchaeological remains at Petra, ane o the New Seiven Wonders o the Warld locatit in the Ma'an Govrenorate. Cultur faurer wast left their mark an aa, like the Macedonian/Greek/Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, an Ottoman Turkis empires. Syne the seivent century C.E., the aurie haes been unner the primary rule o Muslim an Arab cultur, wi the exceptions briefly for the aurie in wastren Jordan that wis pairt o the Crusader Kinrick o Jerusalem, an for the hale region in the early-mid twintiet century C.E. unner Breetish rule whilk led tae Jordan's establishment as an autonomous state.

The Hashemite Kinrick o Jordan is a constitutional monarchy wi representative govrenment. The reignin monarch is the chief executive an the commander-in-chief o the airmed forces. The keeng exercises his executive authority through the prime meenisters an the Cooncil o Meenisters, or cabinet. The cabinet, atween hauns, is responsible afore the democratically elect Hoose o Deputies whilk, alang wi the Hoose o Notables (Senate), constitutes the legislative branch o the govrenment. The judicial branch is an independent branch o the govrenment.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The kinrick is named efter the river Jordan. The name "Jordan" derives frae the Semitic leids an haes multiple meanins (Auncient Arabian الأردن meanin "Steep/Slope" frae the ruit أرد Arda, Ebreu ruit ירד Yrd an Canaanite), via the Aramaic Yarden meanin "a bodie wha descends".

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Govrenorates o Jordan

The Admeenistrative Diveesions seestem bi the Meenistry o Interior dividit Jordan intae 12 provinces cried govrenorates, ilkane heidit bi a govrenor appoint bi the keeng. They are the anerly authorities for aw govrenment depairtments an development projects in their respective auries.

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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Jordan". International Monetary Fund. 
  4. "Gini index". World Bank. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  5. "2015 Human Development Report Summary" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 1 January 2015. pp. 21–25. Retrieved 6 June 2016.