In 1921 H.E.H Emir Abdullah ibn Al-Hussein secured recognition for the Emirate of Trans-jordan, that became fully established in 1923.
Fully independence came on May 25, 1946. In 1950 it became Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan.
Area: 97,740 km2.
Population: 5,039,000 (2000).
Capital area: About 8,231 km2.
Capital population: 1,864,500 (1999).
King His Majesty King Abdullah son of the late his Majesty King Hussein I.
Crown Prince H.R.H. Crown Prince Hamza son of the late his Majesty King Hussein I.
Principal Cities Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Salt, Kerak, Aqaba, Mafraq, Tafileh, and Ma'an.