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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, commonly called Jordan (Arabic: أردنّ, transliterated ʼUrdunn), is an Arab country in the Middle East. It is bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, Saudi Arabia to the east and south, and Israel and the Palestinian territories to the west. It shares with Israel and the Palestinian territories the coastlines of the Dead Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. Motto: Arabic: الله، الوطن، الملك (Transliteration: Allah Al-Watan Al-Malek) (Translation: "God, the Homeland, the King") Anthem: As-salam al-malaki al-Urduni ("Long Live the King") Location of Jordan Capital Amman1 31°57′ N 35°56′ E Largest city Amman Official language(s) Arabic Government King Constitutional Monarchy Abdullah II Independence From the League of Nations mandate administered by the United Kingdom - 25 May 1946 Area - Total - Water (%) 92,300 km² (111th) 35,637 mi² ~0.01% Population - July 2005 est. - 2003 census - Density 5,759,732 (107th) 5,460,000 62/km² (106th) 161/mi² GDP (PPP) - Total - Per capita 2005 estimate $27.7 billion (100th) $ 4,800 (138th) HDI (2003) 0.753 (90th) – medium Currency Jordanian dinar (JOD) Time zone - Summer (DST) UTC+2 (UTC) UTC+3 (UTC) Internet TLD .jo Calling code +962

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