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 for Jordan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jordan \Jordan\ prop. n.
     A landlocked country of the Middle East, surrounded by
     Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and that area on the
     west bank of the Jordan river which was once claimed by
     Jordan, and is at present occupied by Israel and in part
     governed by a Palestinian authority. It has a population of
     4,212,152 (1996) in a total area of 89,213 sq km. The
     population is predominantly Arab and Moslem. Officially known
     as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, it was formerly called
     Trans-Jordan when occupied by the British. The government
     is a constitutional monarchy, with King Hussein Bin Talal Al
     Hashimi as its ruler since 2 May 1953. Jordan is a small
     developing Arab country, having a Gross Domestic Product of
     $19.3 billion in 1995. --CIA Factbook 1996.
     [PJC] Jordan

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jordan \Jor"dan\, Jorden \Jor"den\, n. [Prob. fr. the river
     Jordan, and shortened fr. Jordan bottle a bottle of water
     from the Jordan, brought back by pilgrims.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by
        physicians and alchemists. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A chamber pot. [Obs.] --Chaucer. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Jordan
      n 1: a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John
           the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan [syn: Jordan,
           Jordan River]
      2: an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea [syn:
         Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Jordan
     Heb. Yarden, "the descender;" Arab. Nahr-esh-Sheriah, "the
     watering-place" the chief river of Palestine. It flows from
     north to south down a deep valley in the centre of the country.
     The name descender is significant of the fact that there is
     along its whole course a descent to its banks; or it may simply
     denote the rapidity with which it "descends" to the Dead Sea.
     
       It originates in the snows of Hermon, which feed its perennial
     fountains. Two sources are generally spoken of. (1.) From the
     western base of a hill on which once stood the city of Dan, the
     northern border-city of Palestine, there gushes forth a
     considerable fountain called the Leddan, which is the largest
     fountain in Syria and the principal source of the Jordan. (2.)
     Beside the ruins of Banias, the ancient Caesarea Philippi and
     the yet more ancient Panium, is a lofty cliff of limestone, at
     the base of which is a fountain. This is the other source of the
     Jordan, and has always been regarded by the Jews as its true
     source. It rushes down to the plain in a foaming torrent, and
     joins the Leddan about 5 miles south of Dan (Tell-el-Kady). (3.)
     But besides these two historical fountains there is a third,
     called the Hasbany, which rises in the bottom of a valley at the
     western base of Hermon, 12 miles north of Tell-el-Kady. It joins
     the main stream about a mile below the junction of the Leddan
     and the Banias. The river thus formed is at this point about 45
     feet wide, and flows in a channel from 12 to 20 feet below the
     plain. After this it flows, "with a swift current and a
     much-twisted course," through a marshy plain for some 6 miles,
     when it falls into the Lake Huleh, "the waters of Merom" (q.v.).
     
       During this part of its course the Jordan has descended about
     1,100 feet. At Banias it is 1,080 feet above sea-level. Flowing
     from the southern extremity of Lake Huleh, here almost on a
     level with the sea, it flows for 2 miles "through a waste of
     islets and papyrus," and then for 9 miles through a narrow gorge
     in a foaming torrent onward to the Sea of Galilee (q.v.).
     
       "In the whole valley of the Jordan from the Lake Huleh to the
     Sea of Galilee there is not a single settled inhabitant. Along
     the whole eastern bank of the river and the lakes, from the base
     of Hermon to the ravine of Hieromax, a region of great
     fertility, 30 miles long by 7 or 8 wide, there are only some
     three inhabited villages. The western bank is almost as
     desolate. Ruins are numerous enough. Every mile or two is an old
     site of town or village, now well nigh hid beneath a dense
     jungle of thorns and thistles. The words of Scripture here recur
     to us with peculiar force: 'I will make your cities waste, and
     bring your sanctuaries unto desolation...And I will bring the
     land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall
     be astonished at it...And your land shall be desolate, and your
     cities waste. Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as
     it lieth desolate' (Lev. 26:31-34).", Dr. Porter's Handbook.
     
       From the Sea of Galilee, at the level of 682 feet below the
     Mediterranean, the river flows through a long, low plain called
     "the region of Jordan" (Matt. 3:5), and by the modern Arabs the
     Ghor, or "sunken plain." This section is properly the Jordan of
     Scripture. Down through the midst of the "plain of Jordan" there
     winds a ravine varying in breadth from 200 yards to half a mile,
     and in depth from 40 to 150 feet. Through it the Jordan flows in
     a rapid, rugged, tortuous course down to the Dead Sea. The whole
     distance from the southern extremity of the Sea of Galilee to
     the Dead Sea is in a straight line about 65 miles, but following
     the windings of the river about 200 miles, during which it falls
     618 feet. The total length of the Jordan from Banias is about
     104 miles in a straight line, during which it falls 2,380 feet.
     
       There are two considerable affluents which enter the river
     between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, both from the east.
     (1.) The Wady Mandhur, called the Yarmuk by the Rabbins and the
     Hieromax by the Greeks. It formed the boundary between Bashan
     and Gilead. It drains the plateau of the Hauran. (2.) The Jabbok
     or Wady Zerka, formerly the northern boundary of Ammon. It
     enters the Jordan about 20 miles north of Jericho.
     
       The first historical notice of the Jordan is in the account of
     the separation of Abraham and Lot (Gen. 13:10). "Lot beheld the
     plain of Jordan as the garden of the Lord." Jacob crossed and
     recrossed "this Jordan" (32:10). The Israelites passed over it
     as "on dry ground" (Josh. 3:17; Ps. 114:3). Twice afterwards its
     waters were miraculously divided at the same spot by Elijah and
     Elisha (2 Kings 2:8, 14).
     
       The Jordan is mentioned in the Old Testament about one hundred
     and eighty times, and in the New Testament fifteen times. The
     chief events in gospel history connected with it are (1) John
     the Baptist's ministry, when "there went out to him Jerusalem,
     and all Judaea, and were baptized of him in Jordan" (Matt. 3:6).
     (2.) Jesus also "was baptized of John in Jordan" (Mark 1:9).
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Jordan, the river of judgment
  

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

  Jordan
  
     Introduction Jordan
     -------------------
                              Background: For most of its history since
                                          independence from British
                                          administration in 1946, Jordan was
                                          ruled by King HUSSEIN (1953-1999). A
                                          pragmatic ruler, he successfully
                                          navigated competing pressures from
                                          the major powers (US, USSR, and UK),
                                          various Arab states, Israel, and a
                                          large internal Palestinian
                                          population, through several wars and
                                          coup attempts. In 1989 he resumed
                                          parliamentary elections and
                                          gradually permitted political
                                          liberalization; in 1994 a formal
                                          peace treaty was signed with Israel.
                                          King ABDALLAH II - the eldest son of
                                          King HUSSEIN and Princess MUNA -
                                          assumed the throne following his
                                          father's death in February 1999.
                                          Since then, he has consolidated his
                                          power and established his domestic
                                          priorities.
    
     Geography Jordan
     ----------------
                                Location: Middle East, northwest of Saudi
                                          Arabia
                  Geographic coordinates: 31 00 N, 36 00 E
                          Map references: Middle East
                                    Area: total: 92,300 sq km
                                          water: 329 sq km
                                          land: 91,971 sq km
                      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Indiana
                         Land boundaries: total: 1,635 km
                                          border countries: Iraq 181 km,
                                          Israel 238 km, Saudi Arabia 744 km,
                                          Syria 375 km, West Bank 97 km
                               Coastline: 26 km
                         Maritime claims: territorial sea: 3 NM
                                 Climate: mostly arid desert; rainy season in
                                          west (November to April)
                                 Terrain: mostly desert plateau in east,
                                          highland area in west; Great Rift
                                          Valley separates East and West Banks
                                          of the Jordan River
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Dead Sea -408 m
                                          highest point: Jabal Ram 1,734 m
                       Natural resources: phosphates, potash, shale oil
                                Land use: arable land: 2.87%
                                          permanent crops: 1.52%
                                          other: 95.61% (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: 750 sq km (1998 est.)
                         Natural hazards: droughts; periodic earthquakes
            Environment - current issues: limited natural fresh water
                                          resources; deforestation;
                                          overgrazing; soil erosion;
                                          desertification
              Environment - international party to: Biodiversity, Climate
                              agreements: Change, Climate Change-Kyoto
                                          Protocol, Desertification,
                                          Endangered Species, Hazardous
                                          Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine
                                          Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone
                                          Layer Protection, Wetlands
                                          signed, but not ratified: none of
                                          the selected agreements
                        Geography - note: strategic location at the head of
                                          the Gulf of Aqaba and as the Arab
                                          country that shares the longest
                                          border with Israel and the occupied
                                          West Bank
    
     People Jordan
     -------------
                              Population: 5,307,470 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 36.6% (male 991,370;
                                          female 949,247)
                                          15-64 years: 60% (male 1,698,568;
                                          female 1,485,261)
                                          65 years and over: 3.4% (male
                                          90,186; female 92,838) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 2.89% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 24.58 births/1,000 population (2002
                                          est.)
                              Death rate: 2.62 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                                          est.)
                      Net migration rate: 6.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 1.14 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/
                                          female
                                          total population: 1.1 male(s)/female
                                          (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 19.61 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                                          est.)
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.71 years
                                          female: 80.3 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 75.26 years
                    Total fertility rate: 3.15 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.02% (1999 est.)
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ NA
                                    AIDS:
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
                             Nationality: noun: Jordanian(s)
                                          adjective: Jordanian
                           Ethnic groups: Arab 98%, Circassian 1%, Armenian 1%
                               Religions: Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6%
                                          (majority Greek Orthodox, but some
                                          Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian
                                          Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian
                                          Orthodox, and Protestant
                                          denominations), other 2% (several
                                          small Shi'a Muslim and Druze
                                          populations) (2001 est.)
                               Languages: Arabic (official), English widely
                                          understood among upper and middle
                                          classes
                                Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read
                                          and write
                                          total population: 86.6%
                                          male: 93.4%
                                          female: 79.4% (1995 est.)
    
     Government Jordan
     -----------------
                            Country name: conventional long form: Hashemite
                                          Kingdom of Jordan
                                          conventional short form: Jordan
                                          local short form: Al Urdun
                                          local long form: Al Mamlakah al
                                          Urduniyah al Hashimiyah
                                          former: Transjordan
                         Government type: constitutional monarchy
                                 Capital: Amman
                Administrative divisions: 12 governorates (muhafazat, singular
                                          - muhafazah); Ajlun, Al 'Aqabah, Al
                                          Balqa', Al Karak, Al Mafraq, 'Amman,
                                          At Tafilah, Az Zarqa', Irbid,
                                          Jarash, Ma'an, Madaba
                            Independence: 25 May 1946 (from League of Nations
                                          mandate under British
                                          administration)
                        National holiday: Independence Day, 25 May (1946)
                            Constitution: 8 January 1952
                            Legal system: based on Islamic law and French
                                          codes; judicial review of
                                          legislative acts in a specially
                                          provided High Tribunal; has not
                                          accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
                                Suffrage: 20 years of age; universal
                        Executive branch: chief of state: King ABDALLAH II
                                          (since 7 February 1999); Crown
                                          Prince HAMZAH (half brother of the
                                          monarch, born 29 March 1980)
                                          head of government: Prime Minister
                                          Ali Abul RAGHEB (since 19 June 2000)
    
                                          cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the
                                          prime minister in consultation with
                                          the monarch
                                          elections: none; the monarch is
                                          hereditary; prime minister appointed
                                          by the monarch
                      Legislative branch: bicameral National Assembly or
                                          Majlis al-'Umma consists of the
                                          Senate, also called the House of
                                          Notables (Majlis al-Aayan), a 40-
                                          member body appointed by the monarch
                                          from designated categories of public
                                          figures; members serve four-year
                                          terms and the House of
                                          Representatives, also called the
                                          House of Deputies (Majlis al-
                                          Nuwaab), an 80-member body elected
                                          by popular vote on the basis of
                                          proportional representation to serve
                                          four-year terms
                                          elections: House of Representatives
                                          - last held 4 November 1997
                                          (November 2001 election postponed,
                                          next to be held NA)
                                          note: the House of Representatives
                                          has been convened and dissolved by
                                          the monarch several times since
                                          1974; in November 1989, the first
                                          parliamentary elections in 22 years
                                          were held
                                          election results: House of
                                          Representatives - percent of vote by
                                          party - NA%; seats by party -
                                          National Constitutional Party 2,
                                          Arab Land Party 1, independents 75,
                                          other 2
                         Judicial branch: Court of Cassation; Supreme Court
                                          (court of final appeal)
           Political parties and leaders: Al-Umma (Nation) Party [Ahmad al-
                                          HANANDEH, secretary general]; Arab
                                          Land Party [Dr. Muhammad al-'ORAN,
                                          secretary general]; Jordanian
                                          Democratic Popular Unity Party
                                          [Sa'id DHIYAB, secretary general];
                                          National Constitutional Party [Abdul
                                          Hadi MAJALI, secretary general];
                                          Islamic Action Front [Abd al latif
                                          al-ARABIYAT, secretary general];
                                          National Action (Haqq) Party
                                          [Muhammad al-ZUBI, secretary
                                          general]; (Arab) Socialist Ba'th
                                          Party [Taysif al-HIMSI, secretary
                                          general]; Jordanian People's
                                          Democratic (Hashd) Party [Salim al-
                                          NAHHAS, secretary general]; Pan-Arab
                                          (Democratic) Movement [Mahmud al-
                                          NUWAYHI, secretary general];
                                          Constitutional Front [Mahdi al-TALL,
                                          secretary general]; Jordanian
                                          Progressive Party [Fawwaz al-ZUBI,
                                          secretary general]; Communist Party
                                          [Munir HAMARINAH, secretary general]
            Political pressure groups and Jordanian Press Association [Sayf
                                 leaders: al-SHARIF, president]; Muslim
                                          Brotherhood [Abd-al-Majid DHUNAYBAT,
                                          secretary general]; Anti-
                                          Normalization Committee [Ali Abu
                                          SUKKAR, president vice chairman];
                                          Jordanian Bar Association [Saleh
                                          ARMOUTI, president]
               International organization ABEDA, ACC, AFESD, AL, AMF, CAEU,
                           participation: CCC, ESCWA, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD,
                                          ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB,
                                          IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO,
                                          Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, MONUC,
                                          NAM, OIC, OPCW, OSCE (partner), PCA,
                                          UN, UNAMSIL, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO,
                                          UNMEE, UNMIBH, UNMIK, UNMOP, UNMOT,
                                          UNOMIG, UNRWA, UNTAET, UPU, WFTU,
                                          WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO
     Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Marwan
                                          Jamil MUASHER
                                          chancery: 3504 International Drive
                                          NW, Washington, DC 20008
                                          FAX: [1] (202) 966-3110
                                          telephone: [1] (202) 966-2664
       Diplomatic representation from the chief of mission: Ambassador Edward
                                      US: William GNEHM, Jr.
                                          embassy: Abdoun, Amman
                                          mailing address: P. O. Box 354,
                                          Amman 11118 Jordan; APO AE 09892-
                                          0200
                                          telephone: [962] (6) 5920101
                                          FAX: [962] (6) 5920121
                        Flag description: three equal horizontal bands of
                                          black (top, the Abbassid Caliphate
                                          of Islam), white (the Ummayyad
                                          Caliphate of Islam), and green (the
                                          Fatimid Caliphate of Islam) with a
                                          red isosceles triangle (representing
                                          the Great Arab Revolt of 1916) based
                                          on the hoist side bearing a small
                                          white seven-pointed star symbolizing
                                          the seven verses of the opening Sura
                                          (Al-Fatiha) of the Holy Koran; the
                                          seven points on the star represent
                                          faith in One God, humanity, national
                                          spirit, humility, social justice,
                                          virtue, and aspirations
    
     Economy Jordan
     --------------
                      Economy - overview: Jordan is a small Arab country with
                                          inadequate supplies of water and
                                          other natural resources such as oil.
                                          Debt, poverty, and unemployment are
                                          fundamental problems, but King
                                          ABDALLAH since assuming the throne
                                          in 1999 has undertaken some broad
                                          economic reforms in a long-term
                                          effort to improve living standards.
                                          Amman in the past three years has
                                          signed on to an IMF agreement,
                                          practiced careful monetary policy,
                                          and made significant headway with
                                          privatization. The government also
                                          has liberalized the trade regime
                                          sufficiently to secure Jordan's
                                          membership in the WTrO, an
                                          association agreement with the EU,
                                          and a free trade accord with US.
                                          These measures have helped improve
                                          productivity and have put Jordan on
                                          the foreign investment map. Ongoing
                                          challenges include fiscal adjustment
                                          to reduce the budget deficit and
                                          broader investment incentives to
                                          promote job-creating ventures.
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $21.6
                                          billion (2001 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: 2.8% (2001 est.)
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $4,200
                                          (2001 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 3.7%
                                          industry: 26%
                                          services: 70.3% (2001 est.)
           Population below poverty line: 30% (2001 est.)
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: 3.3%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: 29.8% (1997)
     Distribution of family income - Gini 36.4 (1997)
                                   index:
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): 1.5% (2001 est.)
                             Labor force: 1.26 million
                                          note: in addition, at least 300,000
                                          workers are employed abroad (2001)
             Labor force - by occupation: services 82.5%, industry 12.5%,
                                          agriculture 5% (2001 est.)
                       Unemployment rate: 16% official rate; actual rate is
                                          25%-30% (2001 est.)
                                  Budget: revenues: $2.9 billion
                                          expenditures: $3.1 billion,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $NA (2001 est.)
                              Industries: phosphate mining, petroleum
                                          refining, cement, potash, light
                                          manufacturing, tourism
       Industrial production growth rate: 3.9% (2001 est.)
                Electricity - production: 6.932 billion kWh (2000)
      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 99.44%
                                          hydro: 0.56%
                                          other: 0% (2000)
                                          nuclear: 0%
               Electricity - consumption: 7.092 billion kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - exports: 5 million kWh (2000)
                   Electricity - imports: 650 million kWh (2000)
                  Agriculture - products: wheat, barley, citrus, tomatoes,
                                          melons, olives; sheep, goats,
                                          poultry
                                 Exports: $2.2 billion (f.o.b., 2001 est.)
                   Exports - commodities: phosphates, fertilizers, potash,
                                          agricultural products, manufactures,
                                          pharmaceuticals
                      Exports - partners: India, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, EU, US,
                                          Indonesia, UAE, Lebanon, Kuwait,
                                          Syria, Ethiopia
                                 Imports: $4.6 billion (f.o.b., 2001 est.)
                   Imports - commodities: crude oil, machinery, transport
                                          equipment, food, live animals,
                                          manufactured goods
                      Imports - partners: Iraq, Germany, US, Saudi Arabia,
                                          Japan, UK, Italy, Turkey, Malaysia,
                                          Syria, China
                         Debt - external: $7.9 billion (2001 est.)
                Economic aid - recipient: ODA, $850 million (1996 est.)
                                Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
                           Currency code: JOD
                          Exchange rates: Jordanian dinars per US dollar -
                                          0.7090 (1996-present )
                                          note: since May 1989, the Jordanian
                                          dinar has been pegged to a group of
                                          currencies
                             Fiscal year: calendar year
    
     Communications Jordan
     ---------------------
          Telephones - main lines in use: 403,000 (1997)
            Telephones - mobile cellular: 11,500 (1995)
                        Telephone system: general assessment: service has
                                          improved recently with the increased
                                          use of digital switching equipment,
                                          but better access to the telephone
                                          system is needed in the rural areas
                                          and easier access to pay telephones
                                          is needed by the urban public
                                          domestic: microwave radio relay
                                          transmission and coaxial and fiber-
                                          optic cable are employed on trunk
                                          lines; considerable use of mobile
                                          cellular systems; Internet service
                                          is available
                                          international: satellite earth
                                          stations - 3 Intelsat, 1 Arabsat,
                                          and 29 land and maritime Inmarsat
                                          terminals; fiber-optic cable to
                                          Saudi Arabia and microwave radio
                                          relay link with Egypt and Syria;
                                          connection to international
                                          submarine cable FLAG (Fiber-Optic
                                          Link Around the Globe); participant
                                          in MEDARABTEL; international links
                                          total about 4,000
                Radio broadcast stations: AM 6, FM 5, shortwave 1 (1999)
                                  Radios: 1.66 million (1997)
           Television broadcast stations: 20 (plus 96 repeaters) (1995)
                             Televisions: 500,000 (1997)
                   Internet country code: .jo
       Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 5 (2000)
                          Internet users: 210,000 (2001)
    
     Transportation Jordan
     ---------------------
                                 Railways: total: 677 km
                                           narrow gauge: 677 km 1.050-m gauge
                                           (2001)
                                 Highways: total: 8,000 km
                                           paved: 8,000 km
                                           unpaved: 0 km (2000 est.)
                                Waterways: none
                                Pipelines: crude oil 209 km; note - may not be
                                           in use
                        Ports and harbors: Al 'Aqabah
                          Merchant marine: total: 7 ships (1,000 GRT or over)
                                           totaling 41,206 GRT/53,401 DWT
                                           ships by type: bulk 1, cargo 3,
                                           container 1, roll on/roll off 2
                                           note: includes some foreign-owned
                                           ships registered here as a flag of
                                           convenience: Greece 6 (2002 est.)
                                 Airports: 18 (2001)
            Airports - with paved runways: total: 15
                                           over 3,047 m: 7
                                           2,438 to 3,047 m: 6
                                           under 914 m: 1 (2001)
                                           914 to 1,523 m: 1
          Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 3
                                           under 914 m: 3 (2001)
                                Heliports: 1 (2001)
    
     Military Jordan
     ---------------
                       Military branches: Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) Royal
                                          Jordanian Land Force, Royal Naval
                                          Force, Royal Jordanian Air Force,
                                          and Special Operations Command or
                                          Socom); note - Public Security
                                          Directorate normally falls under
                                          Ministry of Interior but comes under
                                          JAF in wartime or crisis situations
        Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age (2002 est.)
        Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 1,517,751 (2002
                                          est.)
     Military manpower - fit for military males age 15-49: 1,073,991 (2002
                                 service: est.)
             Military manpower - reaching males: 57,131 (2002 est.)
                   military age annually:
           Military expenditures - dollar $757.5 million (FY01)
                                  figure:
       Military expenditures - percent of 8.6% (FY01)
                                     GDP:
    
     Transnational Issues Jordan
     ---------------------------
                                                Disputes - international: none
    
                                         
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Jordan, MT -- U.S. town in Montana
     Population (2000):    364
     Housing Units (2000): 233
     Land area (2000):     0.355158 sq. miles (0.919855 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.355158 sq. miles (0.919855 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            39925
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             47.321151 N, 106.910642 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     59337
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Jordan, MT
      Jordan
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Jordan, NY -- U.S. village in New York
     Population (2000):    1314
     Housing Units (2000): 542
     Land area (2000):     1.155944 sq. miles (2.993882 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.155944 sq. miles (2.993882 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            38825
     Located within:       New York (NY), FIPS 36
     Location:             43.065779 N, 76.472915 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     13080
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Jordan, NY
      Jordan
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Jordan, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    3833
     Housing Units (2000): 1423
     Land area (2000):     2.613680 sq. miles (6.769401 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.022625 sq. miles (0.058599 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.636305 sq. miles (6.828000 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            32174
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             44.668459 N, 93.632483 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     55352
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Jordan, MN
      Jordan
  

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