Jordan (Arabic: الأردن Al-Urdunn), officially The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic: المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية Al-Mamlakah Al-Urdunnīyah Al-Hāshimīyah), is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and south, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, Israel, Palestine and the Dead Sea to the west and the Red Sea in its extreme south-west. 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.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 6.74, Rank: 91, Personal Freedom: 5.65, Economic Freedom: 7.82, Democracy Index: 3.82
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 36, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
2014: 7.82, Rank: 14
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