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Jordan Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 5,516   Population 2000 (UN '000) 4,913
Area (km2) 88,362   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 48
Number of Administrative Units 39   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 141
Number of Urban Extents 16   Number of Settlement Points 26

Jordan Details

Continent Asia
Country Name Jordan
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 2.0
Leve1 Type Governorate
Level2 Type District
Number of Units 39
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 141
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 4,170
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 4,796
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 5,516
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 3,254
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 4,249
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 4,913
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 88,362
Average Input Resolution (km) 48
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 26
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 1,238,370
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 7,236
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 119,376
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 16
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 1,460
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 26
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 212
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 3,392
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,223,736
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 6,394
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 188,388
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 3,014,212
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 4%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 61%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 79%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 25
Regression-estimated Extents 0
Digital Chart of the World 0
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
Population data were provided by the Jordan Department of Statistics.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Boundary data were provided by the Jordan Department of Statistics.
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
City Population,; Results of the General Census of Population of Jordan 1994,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
DCW, Getty, NIMA, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Localities with 10,000 inhabitants or more and each subdistrict centre irrespective of population size.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
There are districts (administrative level 2) with population data but no matching polygons. Geographic coordinates were used to locate these districts and the population figures were then added to the districts where coordinates were found. Governate level growth rates (administrative level 1) from 1999?2001 were applied to the district (administrative level 2) units for extrapolation to the target years of 1990, 1995 and 2000.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: