The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Al Mamlaka al Ukduniya al Hashemiyah
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy headed by His Majesty King Hussein, GCVO, eldest son of King Talal, who, being incapacitated by mental illness, was deposed by Parliament on 11 Aug. 1952. The King was born 14 Nov. 1935, and married Princess Dina Abdul Hamid on 19 April 1955 (divorced 1957) and Toni Avril Gardiner (Muna al Hussein) on 25 May 1961. Offspring: Princess Alia, born 13 Feb. 1956; Prince Abdulla, born 30 Jan. 1962; Prince Faisal, born 11 Oct. 1963. Crown Prince (appointed 1 April 1965): Prince Hassan, younger brother of the King.


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Books of Reference

  1. The Department of Statistics, Ministry of National Economy, publishes a Statistical Yearbook (in Arabic and English), latest issue 1966, and a Statistical Guide, latest issue 1965.— External Trade Statistics, 1966.—National Accounts and Input-Output Analysis, 1959–65, 1967.Google Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1968

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  • S. H. Steinberg

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