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Jordan is a constitutional Monarchy. It was  also part of the Ottoman State until the end of W.W.I when it was occupied by the British. In 1923 it became a British mandate known as Trans-Jordan separated from Palestine by the river Jordan. In 1946 the mandate was terminated and Jordan became independent. As a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict, Jordan annexed the West Bank of the river Jordan which was until then a part of Palestine also under British mandate. In 1967, the West Bank was occupied by Israel. Now parts of the West Bank are under autonomous Palestinian rule. 

The total land area of Jordan is nearly 90,000 square kilometres with a population of 5.5 million. Although Jordan is a comparatively small country with limited mineral and other natural resources, it has had considerable political stability and consequently it has been successful in developing a thriving economy based on agriculture, small industry and tourism.

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