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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, commonly called Jordan, is a country in the Middle East. It is bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, Saudi Arabia to the east and south, and Israel and West Bank to the west.

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Area: 92,300 sq km

Climate: mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April)

Terrain: mostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River

Population: 5,759,732 (July 2005 est.)

Religion: Sunni Muslim 92%, Christian 6% (majority Greek Orthodox, but some Greek and Roman Catholics, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic Orthodox, Armenian Orthodox, and Protestant denominations), other 2% (several small

Languages: Arabic (official), English widely understood among upper and middle classes

Community Name

Jordanian Community of Tasmania

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Donation to the International Wall of Friendship

 Jordan plaque

The Jordanian stone was presented by Dr. Mohammad Al-Fayez Consul for Jordan on behalf of the Jordanian Community of Tasmania at a ceremony to celebrate the second anniversary of the opening of the Wall of Friendship. The pink granite stone was obtained from the ancient city of Petra and prepared by the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities at the request of Queen Noor. A column of black granite has been added to each side of the pink stone. The engraved design features a green and blue olive branch, a symbol of peace above which the main inscription appears. A note below the text reads H.K. of Jordan 1993 to recognise the involvement of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. All text is is coloured blue and is in English and .


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International Wall of Friendship Development Committee.

C/- Bellala
GPO Box 920
Hobart TAS 7001

Phone Int. (03) 6270 1200
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