Key: 6240  
Country:
Group: Arabia
Volume: 69
Issued: 1846 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 97,740 sq.km; Population - 5,153,000; Capital - Amman
A Kingdom in the Middle East, east of Israel. Economy mainly based on
agriculture and tourism.
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, until 1918 when it came under British
control. In 1920 it was mandated to GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.) together with Palestine and
in 1921 the 'Emirate of Transjordan' was established by the British east of the
Jordan River. In 1946 it became independent as the Kingdom of Transjordan. In
1948 Palestinian territory west of the Jordan River was added (see PALESTINE, Jordanian).
In 1950 the state was renamed as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
First stamps were issued in 1920 under British Mandate. Prior to that
overprinted stamps of Palestine and of Saudi Arabia were in use. Several
indirect UPU memberships, direct from 1947 as Transjordan and since June 7th,
1951 as Jordan. Annual output about 40.
The Arabic script ovptd. on stamps of Saudi Arabia = Arab Government of the East
The Arabic script ovptd. on stamps of Palestine = East of Jordan
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Inscriptions
Arabic script overprinted on stamps of Palestine
Arabic script overprinted on stamps of Saudi Arabia
TRANSJORDAN
THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF THE JORDAN
THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN
H.K. JORDAN
H.K. OF JORDAN

Index
JORDAN (TRANS-JORDAN)
      British Mandate 1920-1946
      Independent Kingdom 1946-
      Postage Due Stamps
      Official Stamp
      Obligatory Tax Stamps
 
Currency
10 Milliemes = 1 Piaster
1000 Mils = 1 Pound (1930)
1000 Fils = 1 Dinar (1951)
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Related Countries

GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)
Great Britain (u.k.)

PALESTINE, Jordanian
Palestine, Jordanian