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Jordan: Geography#

LocationMiddle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq
Geographic Coordinates31 00 N, 36 00 E 31.0,36.0
Area total: 89,342 sq km
land: 88,802 sq km
water: 540 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 89342
DBpedia: 89342
Geoname: 92300
Infoplease: 89342
Britannica: 88794
Wolfram: 89342

Attempted Explanation: Please help us to try to explain the discrepancies by sending us helpful information to office@global-geography.org
Land boundariestotal: 1,635 km
border countries: Iraq 181 km, Israel 238 km, Saudi Arabia 744 km, Syria 375 km, West Bank 97 km
Coastline26 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Dead Sea -408 m
highest point: Jabal Umm ad Dami 1,854 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Jabal Umm ad Dami 1854 m; Jabal an Nabi Harun 1285 m

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Terrainmostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River
Natural Hazardsdroughts; periodic earthquakes
Natural Resourcephosphates, potash, shale oil
Land Usearable land: 1.97%
permanent crops: 0.95%
other: 97.08% (2011)
Climatemostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April)
Irrigated Land788.6 sq km (2004)
Renewable Water Resources0.94 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssueslimited natural freshwater resources; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesAmman; az-Zarqa; Irbid; ar-Russayfah; Wadi as-Sir
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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba and as the Arab country that shares the longest border with Israel and the occupied West Bank