Christianity in Jordan

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An Orthodox Church in Amman
Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan
Geography
Governorates · Cities
Transport · The Mediterranean
Dead Sea · Red Sea · Amman
History of Jordan
Hashemites · Transjordan · Black September
Sykes-Picot Agreement · Mandate of Palastine · PLO
Arab-Israeli conflict
1948 War · Six-Day War
Peace treaties with: Israel
Economy
Aqaba · Petra
Demographics · Culture
Music of Jordan · Sports in Jordan
University of Jordan · Arabic · Famous Jordanians
Religion
Islam in Jordan · Christianity in Jordan
Politics
Kings · Prime Ministers · Marouf al-Bakhit
King Abduallah II
Foreign affairs
United Nations · Arab League
Jordanian Armed Forces
Land Force · Intelligence Department · Air Force
His Majesty's Special Security · Royal Special Forces
Christians constitute about 7% of the population (about 400,000 people), though the percentage dropped sharply from 18% in the early beginning of the twentieth century, this drop is largely due to low birth rates in comparison with Muslims. Nearly 70 - 75% of Jordanian Christians belong to the Eastern Orthodox Church, the other part adheres to Catholicism with small minority to Protestant churches. Christians are well integrated in the Jordanian society and have a high level of freedom. Nearly all Christians belong to the middle or upper classes. Moreover, Christians enjoy more economic and social opportunity in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan than elsewhere on the Middle East. Although they constitute less then ten per cent of the total population, they have disproportionately large representation in the Jordanian parliament ( 10% of the Parliament) and hold important government portfolios, ambassadorial appointments abroad, and positions of high military rank.

Jordanian Christians are allowed by the public and private sectors to leave their work to attend mass on Sundays. All Christian religious ceremonies are publicly celebrated in Jordan. Christians have established good relations with the royal family and the various Jordanian government officials and they have their own ecclesiastic courts for matters of personal status.

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Anthem
عاش المليك
The Royal Anthem of Jordan
   ("As-salam al-malaki al-urdoni") 1
Long live the King
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Anthem
عاش المليك
The Royal Anthem of Jordan
   ("As-salam al-malaki al-urdoni") 1
Long live the King
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Jordan is situated in Southwest Asia, northwest of Saudi Arabia. The territory of Jordan covers about 91,880 square kilometers. Until 1988, when King Hussein relinquished Jordan's claim to the West Bank, that area was considered part of Jordan, although officially recognized as
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Jordan

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Politics and government of
Jordan



  • Constitution
  • King
  • Abdullah II
  • Prime Minister
  • Marouf al-Bakhit

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This is a list of cities and towns in the country of Jordan.
  • Ajloun
  • Al Hisn
  • Al Salt
  • Amman
  • Aqaba
  • Irbid
  • Jerash
  • Karameh
  • Kerak
  • Ma'an
  • Madaba
  • Rabba
  • Sahab
  • Tafilah
  • Zarqa

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Railways

(2000)
total: 677 km
narrow gauge (1.050 m): 677 km

Two connected but non-contiguously operated sections of the Hedjaz Railway exist:
  • from Amman in Jordan to Syria, as the "Hedjaz Jordan Railway.

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Mediterranean is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. It covers an approximate area of 2.
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Coordinates Coordinates:
Lake type endorheic
hypersaline
Primary sources Jordan River

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Red Sea is an inlet of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb sound and the Gulf of Aden. In the north are the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba) and the Gulf of Suez (leading to the Suez Canal).
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Flag
Location of Amman within Jordan.
Country Jordan
Governorate Capital Governorate
Government
 - Mayor Omar AlMaani
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History of the Levant

Stone Age
Kebaran · Natufian culture ·
Halafian culture · Jericho

Ancient History
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Hashemite is the Anglicised version of the Arabic: هاشمي (transliteration: Hashemi) and traditionally refers to those belonging to the Banu Hashim, or "clan of Hashem", a clan within the larger Quraish tribe.
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Emirate of Transjordan was an autonomous political division of the Mandate for Palestine, created as an administrative entity in April 1921 before the Mandate came into effect in September 1923.
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This article, Black September in Jordan, describes the events surrounding September, 1970 in Jordan. For the organization, see Black September (group).


Black September in Jordan

Date 1970–1971
Location Jordan
Casus
belli

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The Sykes-Picot-Sazanov Agreement[1] of 1916 was a understanding between the governments of Britain and France, with the assent of Russia, defining their respective spheres of influence and control in west Asia after the expected downfall of the Ottoman Empire during
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The British Mandate for Palestine, sometimes referred to as the Mandate of Palestine, was a League of Nations Mandate created after the First World War when the Ottoman Empire was split by the Treaty of Sèvres.
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Palestinian National Authority

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Politics of the Palestinian National Authority


  • Constitution
  • President
  • Mahmoud Abbas

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1948 Arab-Israeli War, also known as the Israeli War of Independence, was the first in a series of wars fought between the State of Israel and its Arab neighbors in the long-running Arab-Israeli conflict.
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The Six-Day War (Arabic: حرب الأيام الستة, ħarb al‑ayyam as‑sitta
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The Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace (full name: Treaty of Peace Between the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) (Hebrew:הסכם השלום בין ישראל
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Jordan is a small country with limited natural resources, but has improved much since its inception as a country. Its current GDP per capita soared by 351% in the Seventies. But this growth proved unsustainable and consequently shrank by 30% in the Eighties.
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العقبة
al-ʻAqabah

Aqaba in Jordan, on the Gulf of Aqaba.
Coordinates:
Government
 - The Chief Commissioner
Area
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Positron-Electron Tandem Ring Accelerator (PETRA) is one of the particle accelerators at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. From 1978 to 1986 it was used to study electron-positron collisions. In one of these studies the first direct evidence for gluons was found in three jet events.
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Population: 5,906,760 (July 2006 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.49% (2006 est.)

Birth rate: 21.25 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Death rate: 2.65 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Net migration rate: 6.
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The music of Jordan can be distinguished from that of its neighboring countries like Syria and Saudi Arabia by its strong Bedouin influence [1]. Rural zajal songs, with improvised poetry played with a rabab and reed pipe ensemble accompanying is popular [2].
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Football and basketball are the most-watched sports in Jordan.

Sports

Football

Football is the most known game on earth, but in Jordan it's practically the only game known. Football is the most played game in Jordan.
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University of Jordan
الجامعة الأردنية

Motto 44 Years of Excellence
Established 1962
Type Public
Rector Khalid Alkaraki
Faculty 1,177
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al-‘Arabiyyah in written Arabic (Kufic script):  
Pronunciation: /alˌʕa.raˈbij.ja/
Spoken in: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman,
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