|Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan ||Economy ||Aviation Sector |
|Location: Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia. Geography: strategic location at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba and as the Arab country that shares the longest border with Israel and the occupied West Bank.|
Area: total: 92,300 sq km, land: 91,971 sq km, water: 329 sq km.
Industries: clothing, phosphate mining, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, petroleum refining, cement, potash, inorganic chemicals, light manufacturing, tourism.
Languages: Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes.
National Holiday: Independence Day, 25 May (1946).
Currency (Code): Jordanian dinar (JOD)
Population: 6,407,085 (July 2010 est.). Labor force: 1.719 million (2009 est.)
Note: figures are in US dollars
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