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General Country Information
Capital: Amman
Population: 6,497,085 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 503,200 (2009)
Telephone - mobile: 5.9 million (2010)
Internet hosts: 28,896 (2009)
Internet users: 1.5 million (2007)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.45
World Rank 2005/2006: 79

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
National Disability Strategy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Disability Policy Website (strategy can be downloaded at the bottom of page)

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Al Nahda for the Physically Disabled
P.O. Box 3148
Email: nahdairbid@yahoo.com
Tel: +962-02-724-3495   
Fax: +962-02-724-3495

Families & Friends Society of Persons with Disabilities (FFSPD)
Email: ffspd16@hotmail.com

Friendship Association for the Blind - Jordan (FABJO)
P.O. Box 7063
Amman 11118
Email: fabjo@index.com.jo
Tel: +962-06465-6228 / +962-06461-6621
Fax: +962-06464-1570

Handicap International – Jordan
Middle East Regional Office
P.O. Box 9767
Amman 11191
Handicap International Jordan
Tel: +962-0646-28-513

Holy Land Institute for the Deaf
P.O. Box 15
Salt 19110
Email: hlid@go.com.jo

Young Muslim Women's Association Centre for Special Education
P.O. Box 19124
Amman 11196

Tel / Fax: +962-0642-07788