Demographics of Jordan

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This article is about the demographic features of the population of Jordan, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

Governorates · Cities
Transport · The Mediterranean
Dead Sea · Red Sea · Amman

Hashemites · Transjordan · Black September
Sykes-Picot Agreement · Mandate of Palestine · PLO

1948 War · Six-Day War
Peace treaties with: Israel

Aqaba · Petra

Music of Jordan · Sports in Jordan
University of Jordan · Arabic · Famous Jordanians

Islam in Jordan · Christianity in Jordan

Kings · Prime Ministers · Samir Rifai
King Abdullah II

United Nations · Arab League

Land Force · Intelligence Department · Air Force
His Majesty's Special Security · Royal Special Forces

Portal: Jordan

Jordanians are mostly Arabs, with communities consisting of Kurds and Armenians, and also with minorities that having adapted to Arab culture like Circassian, Chechen and Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac refugees from the 2003 Iraqi war. Jordan's ruling class is made up of people of Bedouin Arab descent. According to UNRWA, there are 1,951,603 Palestinian refugees in Jordan as of June 2008, 31.5% of Jordan's population.[1] There are also approximately one million Iraqis currently residing in the country. Also, hundreds of thousands of guest workers from Egypt, Syria, Indonesia, and South Asia work as domestic and construction employees. Also, there are a few thousand residents of Lebanese origin who came to Jordan when civil strife and war broke out in their native country. They primarily reside in Amman. The official language is Arabic, but English is used widely in commerce and government. About 70% of Jordan's population is urban; less than 6% of the rural population is nomadic or semi-nomadic. Most people live where the rainfall supports agriculture.

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