Transjordan

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Transjordan

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Transjordania:

see JordanJordan,
officially Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, kingdom (2005 est. pop. 5,760,000), 35,637 sq mi (92,300 sq km), SW Asia. It borders on Israel and the West Bank in the west, on Syria in the north, on Iraq in the northeast, and on Saudi Arabia in the east and south.
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In 1923 the British recognized Emir Abdullah as ruler of the Emirate of Transjordan, under the eye of a British administrator, of course.
Abdullah negotiated a new Anglo-Transjordanian treaty, ending the British Mandate and gaining full independence for Transjordan, on March 22, 1946; on May 25, 1946, the Transjordanian parliament proclaimed Abdullah king, while officially changing the name of the country from the Emirate of Transjordan to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Jordan's political subcultures are not united by a shared sense of Jordanian identity; indeed, each of them represents an identity that existed (or is thought to have existed) before the Emirate of Transjordan was created by the British in 1921.