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Total area: 34,286 sq mi (88,802 sq km); total area: 34,495 sq mi (89,342 sq km) excludes West Bank
Population (2022 est.): 10.27 million
Capital and largest city (2022 est.): Amman, 4,061,150
Amman: Capital City Profile
Monetary unit: Jordanian dinar
Languages: Arabic (official), English
Ethnicity/race: Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
Religions: Islam (Sunni) 92%, Christian 6% (mostly Greek Orthodox), other 2%
National Holiday: Independence Day, May 25
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Jordan, a country on the east bank of the Jordan River. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the "Rose City." Jordan acceded to the World Trade Organization in January 2000, and signed free trade agreements with the United States in 2000, and with the European Free Trade Association in 2001.
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