Sectors: Agriculture 1.7% Industry 28.4% Services 69.9%
Import Partners: USA, China, Mexico
GINI per capita: $52,200
Fitch Rating: AAA Stable
4 Largest Urban Areas: Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa
Population Size: 35.7 Million
Religion: 3.2% Muslim, 76% Christian 23.9% No religion (or not stated)
Median Age: 41.7 years
Languages: English, French
Total: 9.9 million sq km
Land: 9 million sq km
Water: .9 million sq km
Border countries: United States
Radio: CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2, CBC Radio 3, Premiere Chaine, Espace musique, TSN Radio, CKOI, NRJ, Rouge FM, Reseau des Appalaches, Rythme FM, Natice Communications, Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation, Aboriginal VOIces, Wawatay Native Communications Society
Television: CBC, City, CTV Television Network, Global Television Network, Ici Radio-Canada Tele, TVA, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
Print: National Post, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Le Journal de Montreal, La Presse, 24 Hours Toronto, Metro Toronto, Le Journal de Quebec, Toronto Sun.
Internet: 87% penetration
Mobile phones: 79.1%
Canada was colonised by the British and French and was significantly influenced by these cultures. Up until the European wars of the early 20th Century, Canada and the USA had on and off conflicts stemming from Canada’s influences from European continent and freedom and growth of the United States. During the World Wars, Canada and the United States mutually came to the aid of the United Kingdom and then in the Cold war mutually defended against the Soviet Union. Canada is still headed by the Queen of Britain, Elizabeth II but by the 1980s completed non violent separation and autonomy from the United Kingdom. Canada still uses a Westminster style Parliament along with an American style Federal model but gives its regions (Quebec, Nova Scotia, Alberta, British Colombia etc.) a great deal of autonomy. Canada pursues a liberal democracy with elements of social welfare.
1957-1962 Progressive Conservatives
1979 Progressive Conservatives
1984-1992 Progressive Conservatives
2006- Present Conservatives
Significantly Participates in:
Expenditure: 20 Billion USD
Active Personnel: 68,250
Males fit for service: 8 million
Females fit for service: 7.7 million
Military Commands: Army, Royal Canadian Navy,Royal Canadian Air Force, Canada Command
Sectors: Agriculture 3.2% Industry 29.9% Services 67%
Import Partners: Saudi Arabia, China, US, Italy
GINI per capita: $4,950
Fitch Rating: B1 Stable
4 Largest Cities: Amman, Zaraq, Irbid, Russeifa.
Population Size: 8 Million
Religion: 97.2% Muslim, 2.2% Christian
Media Age: 21.8 years
Languages: Arabic (official), English
Total: 89,342 sq km
Land: 88,802 sq km
Water: 540 sq km
Border countries: Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, West Bank
Radio: Jordan Radio and Television Corporation (JRTV); Sana TV; Ro’ya TV; ordan Series Channel; Jordan Flash Channel; Alhakeka; Nourmina Satellite Channel.
Television: Amman Net Radio; Radio Sawt El Ghad; Radio mood FM; Jordan Radio; Radio Rotana; Play 99.6; Amen FM; Factjo; Radio Fann; Radio Hayat FM; Radio Albalad; Ayyam FM; Mood 92; Spin Radio 94.1; Hala FM; Melody FM; HD fm; JBC radio; Beat 102.5 FM; Farah Al-Nas Radio.
Print: Ad-Dustour; Al-Arab Al-Yawm; Al Ghad; Al Ra’i Assabeel; Al Anbat; The Jordan Times; Al Liwaa Shihan; Al Ahali; The Star
Internet: 47% penetration
Mobile phones: 97%
In February 1999 King Hussein died. His son Abdullah, who was appointed crown prince on January 25, becomes King Abdullah II. Abdullah II is the 41st-generation direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammad.
The Hashemites are derived from Hashem, a grandson of Qusai and the great-grandfather of the Prophet Mohammad. The Hashemites of Jordan are thus direct descendants of the Prophet through his daughter, Fatima, and her husband, Ali.
The Abbasids, Islamic caliphs from the 8th to 13th century AD, were also of Hashemite lineage. During the Abbasid Empire, the Hashemites were revered as tribal chiefs in the Arabian Peninsula, known for resolving disputes and mediating between clans. When the Abbasid Empire collapsed, the Hashemite family remained as tribal leaders in their home region of the Hijaz (the east coast of the Red Sea) and as emirs in the holy city of Mecca, which they ruled into the 20th century.
The first king Abdullah was born in 1882 in Mecca. In the Arab Revolt, Abdullah led several Arab battalions against the Ottoman Turks. He spent much of his time amongst the local bedouin tribes. In 1921, he organised his first government in Amman, thus establishing the Emirate of Transjordan.
Abdullah I (Naif as regent)
Hussein (Hassan as regent)
Significantly Participates in:
Non Aligned Movement
Expenditure: 2,5 Billion USD
Active Personnel: 110,700
Males fit for service: 1,439,192
Females fit for service: 1,384,500
Military Commands: Royal Jordanian Land Force (RJLF), Royal Jordanian Navy, Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), Special Operations Command (Socom); Public Security Directorate