Country Profile - Jordan
Capital and largest cityAmman
Other citiesAz Zarqa, Irbid, Al Husn, Kerak, Ma'an, Madaba, Sahab, Russiefa
Area89, 341 sq km
Population6,198,677 (2008 est.)
The offiical language of Jordan is Arabic. However, English is also understood by many Jordanians, depending often on educational level and economic situation - middle and upper class Jordanians often speak English as a fluent second language. French is also spoken by some citizens while Russian is spoken by older people who learnt it in the USSR.
Jordan has significant oil shale resources, but apart from this it is a small country with limited natural resources. With a GDP of approximately $28.18 billion, the great majority of its workforce is employed in the service sector - tourism in Jordan is a very important source of income. Its other industries include textiles, mining, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, and cement, and major trading partners are US, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China and Germany. Jordan is currently working to try to expand its limited water supplies. Since 2000, Jordan has exported light manufactured goods such as textiles to the US with no quotas or tariffs, which has led to increased economic growth. In addition, the 2001 US-Jordan Free Trade Agreement promises to further expand Jordan's economy, moving it away from an exporter of potash and phosphates and toward areas such as IT and tourism. The low tax Aqaba Special Economic Zone is considered a model example of government-provided framework for private sector-led economic growth.
Jordan is a member of the WTO, and has been designated by the World Bank to be a lower middle income country. After the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003, Jordan lost its oil rights which led to an acceleration in inflation.
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