The Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan

  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT. The Kingdom is governed by His Majesty King Hussein, G.C.V.O., 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 Abdel Hamid on 19 April 1955. Offspring: Princess Aliyah, born 13 Feb. 1956. The heir presumptive is Amir Muhammad (born 3 Oct. 1941), younger brother of the King.

Al Mamlakah al Urduniyah al Hashimiyah


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