The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Al Mamlaka al Urduniya al Hashemiyah
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


By a Treaty, signed in London on 22 March 1946, Britain recognized Transjordan as a sovereign independent state. On 25 May 1946 the Amir Abdullah assumed the title of King, and when the treaty was ratified on 17 June 1946 the name of the territory was changed to that of ‘The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’ in 1949. A new Anglo-Transjordan treaty was signed in Amman on 15 March 1948. The treaty was to remain in force for 20 years, but by mutual consent was terminated on 13 March 1957.


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Books of Reference

  1. The Department of Statistics, Ministry of National Econom., publishes a Statistical Yearbook (in Arabic and English), latest issue 1968, and a Statistical Guide, latest issue 1965.—External Trade Statistics, 1968.—National Accounts and Input-Output Analysis. 1959–65, 1967Google Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1988

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