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Jordan is an Arab country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. The boundry of Jordan is shared by Saudi Arabia in the south and the east, Iraq in the north-east, Syria in the north and Israel and the Palestinian West Bank in the west. The Dead Sea is located along its western borders and the country has a 26-kilometre coastline on the Red Sea in its extreme south-west. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital of Jordan is Amman and is Jordan's most populous city. Amman is also the country's economic, political and cultural centre.
Jordan is almost landlocked country. It has an area of 89,342 square km. Its population is approx 10 million and it is 11th-most populous Arab country. Sunni Islam, practiced by around 95% of the population, is the dominant religion in Jordan and coexists with an indigenous Christian minority.
The Jordanian economy, one of the smallest economies in the region, is attractive to foreign investors based upon a skilled workforce. The country is a major tourist destination, but it also attracts medical tourism due to its well developed health sector.
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