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Jordan

Jordan Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Egypt (M) Iraq (L) Israel Saudi Arabia Syria (L) West Bank ( Palestinian territories ) (L)

Definitions

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  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
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  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date Last Friday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Last Friday March 2013
Full name The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 2013
Independence day date May 25 1946
Land border length 1,635 km 2014 99th out of 200
National anthems Al-salam Al-malaki Al-urdoni ( The Royal Anthem of Jordan ) 2011
National identity card First issued at age 16 and is compulsory by 18. 2004
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 3 2014 72nd out of 171
Overview

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a small country with few natural resources, but it has played a pivotal role in the struggle for power in the Middle East.

Jordan's significance results partly from its strategic location at the crossroads of what Christians, Jews and Muslims call the Holy Land. It is a key ally of the US and, together with Egypt, one of only two Arab nations to have made peace with Israel.

The desert kingdom emerged out of the post-World War I division of the Middle East by Britain and France.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Jordan Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Jordan/Background