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Amman
constitutional monarchy
92300 km2
6198677 (July 2008 est.) / 67/km2
Jordanian Dinar (JOD) currency converter
$ 4900 (2007 est.)
0.773 (2005)
Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes
Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small Shi'a Muslim and Druze populations) (2001 est.)
mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April)
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