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Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Al-Mamlaka al-Urdunniyya al-Hāshimiyya
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  • Jordan (Arabic: الأردن‎‎ Al-Urdunn), officially The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic: المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية‎‎ Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Hāshimīyah), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south, Iraq to the northeast, Syria to the north, Israel and Palestine to the west. The Dead Sea lies along its western borders and the country has a small shoreline on the Red Sea in its extreme southwest, but is otherwise landlocked. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural centre.

    Geographical type: Territory

    Latitude: 31.24° N — Longitude: 36.51° E

    Area: 89,341 km²

    ISO 3166-2 code: JO

    Measures of Freedom

    Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
    2019: 6.91, Rank: 94, Personal Freedom: 6.42, Economic Freedom: 7.59
    Jordan | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
    2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 36, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
    The economic, social, and security implications of the conflict in neighboring Syria continued to take a toll on Jordan, straining state resources and public services. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimated that there were close to 700,000 registered refugees in the country by year's end, in addition to hundreds of thousands of unregistered persons of concern.
    Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
    2014: 7.82, Rank: 14

    The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jordan" as of 25 Jul 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.