Palestinians in Jordan
|2,117,361 registered refugees |
634,182 refugees who do not hold Jordanian citizenship
|Regions with significant populations|
|Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Jerash and Balqa governorates|
|Islam and Christianity|
Most Palestinian ancestors came to Jordan as Palestinian refugees between 1947 and 1967. Today, most Palestinians and their descendants in Jordan are fully naturalized, making Jordan the only Arab country to fully integrate the Palestinian refugees of 1948.
In Jordan, there is no official census data for how many inhabitants are Palestinians and it rather depends on the definition of who is a Palestinian. 2.1 million Palestinians are registered as refugees, not including many Jordanians of Palestinian origin not registered as refugees with the UNRWA. As of 2014, around 370,000 live in ten refugee camps, with the biggest one being Baqa'a refugee camp with over 104,000 residents, followed by Amman New Camp (Wihdat) with over 51,500 residents.
This is a list of notable Palestinians in Jordan and people of Palestinian ancestry:
- Anwar Nusseibeh, politician
- Ahmad Toukan, politician
- Amer Shafi, footballer
- Emad Hajjaj, cartoonist
- Hassan Abdel-Fattah, footballer
- Ibrahim Nasrallah, poet and novelist
- Princess Firyal of Jordan, princess
- Samir al-Rifai, politician
- Queen Alia of Jordan, third wife of king Hussein
- Queen Rania of Jordan, wife of king Abdullah II
- Hanan Al-Agha, plastic artist
- Eyad Nassar, actor
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