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Constitution of Jordan – 1: The State and Systems of Government

CHAPTER ONE

THE STATE AND SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT

 

Article 1

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an independent sovereign Arab State. It is indivisible and inalienable and no part of it may be ceded. The people of Jordan form a part of the Arab Nation, and its system of government is parliamentary with a hereditary monarchy.

 

Article 2

Islam is the religion of the State and Arabic is its official language.

 

Article 3

The city of Amman is the capital of the Kingdom, but it may be transferred to another place by a special law.

 

Article 4

The Jordanian flag shall be of the following form and dimensions: “The length of the flag shall be twice its width. It shall be divided horizontally into three parallel and equal stripes, the uppermost of which shall be black, the center, white, and the lowest, green. At the end of the flag-staff the flag shall have a red triangle, the base of which shall be equal to its width. In the triangle there shall be a white seven- pointed star of such a size that it may be one-fourteenth part of its length. The star shall be so placed that its centre shall be at the intersection of the lines bisecting the angles of the triangle, and the axis running through one of its points shall be parallel to the base of the triangle.”

 

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