VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > F. The Middle East and North Africa, 1914–1945 > 2. The Middle East > h. Transjordan
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h. Transjordan
 
 
1920
 
The best available estimates have put the population at around a quarter of a million inhabitants, 90 percent of whom were Muslim. Nearly half the people were nomads, and there were no large towns.  1
 
Nov. 11
 
Arrival of the Hashemite emir ABDALLAH at the city of Ma‘an. ABDALLAH had previously been promised the throne of Iraq, but it went to his brother Faysal after the latter was driven from Syria by the French. The territories that would later compose Transjordan were remnants of Faysal's Syrian kingdom which lay outside the French mandate for Syria and the British mandate for Palestine.  2
 
 
 
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