29 September 1923 - 3 April 1949
League of Nations mandate, then independent nation
Northern Middle East
Independent nation - Jordan, and part of Saudi Arabia
Part of the
was entirely occupied by Britain on 26th September 1918. On 11th April 1921, the Emirate of Transjordan was
established in the part of
to the east of the River Jordan. On 24th July 1922, the League of Nations agreed that
Palestine would become a
British-controlled mandate. On 26th May 1923, the land to the east of the
River Jordan became governed separately as Transjordan.
On 29th September 1923, the League of Nations mandate took
effect. Legally Transjordan was still part of the
but it was adminstered separately. On 28th February 1928, the Emirate of Transjordan was
recognised as independent by Britain, although it was legally still a
On 25th May 1946, the land became known as the Hashemite
Kingdom of Transjordan.
On 17th June 1947, Transjordan legally became independent.
On 3rd April 1949, Transjordan changed its name to the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
In 1958, Jordan merged with Iraq to form the
Arab Union, although this
did not last and the country once again became known as the Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan exchanged some land with Saudi Arabia in 1965.
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