The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Al Mamlaka al Urduniya al Hashemiyah
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT. The Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy headed by His Majesty King Hussein, GCVO, eldest son of King Talal, who, being incapacitated by mental illness, was deposed by Parliament on 11 Aug. 1952. The King was born 14 Nov. 1935, and married Princess Dina Abdel Hamid on 19 April 1955 (divorced 1957) and Toni Avril Gardiner (Muna al Husain) on 25 May 1961. Offspring: Princess Aliyah, born 13 Feb. 1956; crown prince Abdulla, born 30 Jan. 1962; prince Faisal, born 11 Oct. 1963.


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Books of Reference

  1. The Constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Amman, 1952Google Scholar
  2. The Economic Development of Jordan. Report of the International Bank Mission. Johns Hopkins Uniy. Press, 1957Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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