Jordan

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Top 5 People Groups

Palestinian Arab: 3,703,000

Jordanian Arab: 1,179,000

Iraqi Arab: 1,072,000

Bedouin Arab: 927,000

Syrian Arab: 383,000

Religion

Muslim: 96.4%

Christian: 2.1%

Evangelical: 0.3%

Non-Religious: 0.9%


Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project

About Jordan

Officially called the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, this Middle East nation lies on the east side of the Jordan River and shares borders with Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. The country emerged out of the post-World War I division of the Middle East by Britain and France and did not become an independent sovereign state until 1946.

During Old Testament times, the territory was home to several kingdoms, including the kingdom of Moab, the kingdom of Edom, and the kingdom of Ammon. Later it fell under the control of the Persian Empire, followed by the Macedonia Greeks. For four centuries it was a part of the Ottoman Empire and remained so until 1918, when the Hashemite Army took over and secured present day Jordan. Jordan was a state under the British Mandate for nearly 25 years. In 1967, Jordan joined Egypt, Syria, and Iraq in the Six Day War against Israel. The Israelis were victorious, capturing West Bank and East Jerusalem. Hostilities continued between Jordan and Israel but a peace treaty was signed in October 1994.

Largely desert, Jordan is one of the world´s largest producers of the mineral phosphate. However, its territory contains no oil and little water. The economy has been hindered by numerous factors, including the massive influx of refugees, first from Palestine, then Iraq, and now from war-ravaged Syria.

Jordan is a constitutional monarchy led by King Abdullah II, who succeeded his father in 1999 and quickly moved to reaffirm relations with Israel and the United States. Sunni Islam is the state religion; however, the constitution promotes the free exercise of religious beliefs. Christians, who make up two percent of the population, have relative freedom to worship.

Recent Prayerline Posts

JORDAN. Workers trained in Arab countries can better reach the Arab world. Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary has trained Christian workers in 19 Arab countries ...

JORDAN. Without school supplies, a Bedouin child in Jordan might as well stay home from school. They must have proper supplies to attend class. Ministry to Bedouin, Armenian, Gypsy and Druz ...

JORDAN. A 7-year-old Iraqi girl had difficulty concentrating, a common symptom of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Also speech-delayed, she needed a student aide to help her adjust after escaping Iraq ...

JORDAN. Since the refugee crisis began, Love God Love People has consistently developed faith-based discipleship opportunities for refugee youth ages 15 to 25 through weekly meetings, monthly activities and bi-annual conferences. ...

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