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Jordan

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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Geography

Area: 89,206 sq km

Lies on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. Agriculture and population are concentrated near the river. Most of the country is desert.

Population: 6,472,392    Annual Growth: 3.06%

Capital: Amman

Urbanites: 78.5%

HDI Rank: 96 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 21 (67% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 16 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians144,9822.240.4
Evangelicals19,1160.33.3
Muslim6,243,91796.47 

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

Media ministry. Jordan’s circumstances enhance the importance of radio, TV, videos, films and literature. Arabic radio (49 hours per week) from FEBA, IBRA and TWR has a significant effect. Satellite TV has a large impact – SAT-7, Al Hayat, The Miracle Channel and others are making great strides in Arabic-language Christian TV. The JESUS film is available in Adygey, Colloquial Egyptian and Standard Arabic. Pray for long-term fruit.

Literature in Arabic is widely available, with increasingly diverse materials offered. There are three Christian bookstores in Amman. They are the focal point of a successful Bible and Christian literature ministry in which The Bible Society and others are actively involved. From these literature centres, much material is sent to Iraq and to other Arab nations.

     For an additional 8 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Jordan.