Tuesday, 23 May 2000

Jordan - Bio


Current Monarch: HM King Abdullah II (1999- Present)
Last 3 Monarchs: 
  • Abdullah I (1946-1951)
    • First King after Jordan gained it's independence from Britain
    • Assassinated
  • Talal (1951-1952)
    • Abdicated due to health reasons
  • Hussein (1952 - 1999)
Line of Succession: Only Muslim men of sound mind are included in the Line of Succession. The King does have the discretion to make his brother Heir, opposed to his eldest son.
    • Crown Prince Hussein (b. 1994)
    • Prince Hashem (b. 2005)
  • Prince Feisal (b. 1963)
    • Prince Omar (b. 1993)
    • Prince Abdullah (b. 2016)
Annual Royal Events: -
  • Independence Day (May 25th)
  • King Abdullah II's Accession to the Throne (Eid al-Jolous) (9 June)
  • Opening of Parliament (November)

Royal Website: http://www.kingabdullah.jo

Notable Royal Residences: -



Type of Government:  Constitutional Monarchy

Head of State: HM King Abdullah II

Head of Government: Abdullah Ensour (Prime Minister)

Member of United Nations:  Yes, since 1955

Religion:
  • Muslim  92%
    • Sunni Islam 85%
  • Christian 6%
Population: 9,531,712

Language:
  • Official: Arabic
English Speakers: Widely spoken. Most university courses are taught in English.

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