Location & People: A constitutional monarchy in south-west Asia, Jordan was popularly known as Trans-Jordan till 1949, when the popular name was changed to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The population is chiefly Arab of whom the majority are Muslims. In 1946, Jordan was proclaimed an independent kingdom.
Agriculture: Jordan is largely desert but the western portion is fertile and produces citrus fruits, wheat, barley, lentils and water melons. Phosphate and potash make up the country's most important export item, but tourism remains its main foreign exchange earner.
Economy: Economic growth was remarkable during 1977-82, described as the 'boom years'. School enrollment is currently one of the highest among developing countries - 94% for basic education. Almost 99% of the population have access to electricity and safe water. Industry accounts for 26% of GDP, agriculture 4%, and services sector 70%.
Industry: Textiles, cement, food-processing, petroleum products, iron and fertilizer are major industries. On July 25, 1994, Israel and Jordan signed a joint declaration in Washington, ending 46 years of hostility.
Mission in India:
Embassy of Jordan
30, Golf Links
New Delhi - 110 003, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 24653318, 24653099
Fax: 91 - 11 - 24653353
Indian Mission in Jordan:
Embassy of India
Post Box. 2168, 1st Circle
Amman - 11181, Jordan
Tel: 00 - 962 - 6 - 4622098, 4637262
Fax: 00 - 962 - 6 - 4659540