- Religion in Jordan
HashemiteKingdom of Jordanis a majority Muslim country, with 88% of the population following Sunni Islamwhile a small minority of around 2% follow Shia Islam. Jordan also has a significant Christianminority, making up around 10% of the population, mainly Greek Orthodox, Catholicor Coptic.
The percentages vary slightly in different cities and regions, for instance the south of Jordan and cities like
Zarkahave the highest percentage of Muslims, while Amman, Madaba, Salt, and Kerakhave larger Christian communities than the national average, and the town of Fuhaisis Christian.
In general, Muslims and Christians live together with no major problems regarding differences and discrimination. While some families may privately have a point of view against a certain religious group, it does not often take a public shape. There has been some recent controversy regarding the difficulties that Christians fleeing from Iraq have faced in attempting to gain citizenship or refugee status in Jordan.
Demographics of Jordan
Islam in Jordan
Christianity in Jordan
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