Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
LOCATED IN THE Middle East, the Kingdom of Jordan has a land area of 45,495 sq. mi. (89,342 sq. km.), a population of 5,924,000 (2006 est.), and a population density of 166 people per sq. mi. (64 people per sq. km.). Only 4 percent of the land is agricultural, with a further 9 percent used as meadow or pasture, mainly for the grazing of sheep and goats. There is also a small forestry sector in Jordan. ...