Palestinians in Jordan

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Palestinians in Jordan
Total population
60% of Jordan's population[1]
Regions with significant populations
Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Jerash and Balqa
Islam and Christianity

Palestinians in Jordan refers to those of Palestinian ancestry living in Jordan. They or their ancestors came as Palestinian refugees.

In Jordan, there is no official census data for how many inhabitants are Palestinians but they are estimated to constitute more than half of the population,[2][3] which in 2008 amounted to about 3 million.[3] Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics put their number at 3.24 million in 2009.[4] There are more than two million registered Palestinian refugees in Jordan as of January 2012.[5]

Palestinians are overwhelmingly concentrated in northern and central Jordan, specifically in the Amman Governorate, Zarqa Governorate and Irbid Governorate.[3] They face discrimination in the government and other sections of society.[3]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Palestinian Refugees in Jordan" (PDF). Forced Migration Online. 
  2. ^ "Assessment for Palestinians in Jordan". Minorities at Risk. 2006. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - Jordan". Minority Rights Group International. 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Palestinians at the end of 2012". Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Where We Work - Jordan". UNRWA. 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2013.