Part of the ottoman empire until 1918 and later a mandate of the united kingdom jordan has been an independent kingdom since 1946. This river is a main source of water for israel lebanon jordan parts of syria many of those living in the west bank the.
The euphrates river which passes through turkey syria and iraq is about 1 700 miles long and the longest river of southwest asia.
Jordan river on southwest asia map. As observed on the physical map above the country can be divided into three main physiographic regions. Locate on a world and regional political physical map the nations of afghanistan iran iraq israel saudi arabia and turkey. And the route of the party under the command of lieutenant w f.
Locate on a world and regional political physical map. In christian tradition jesus was baptized here by john the baptist. Between 1950 and the six day war in 1967 although not widely recognized.
Inventory of conflict and environment ice jordan river dispute map of the river jordan and dead sea. Lynch united states navy is a map from the mid 19th century of the river jordan and dead sea made under the command of william f. The jordan river is 251 kilometres 156 miles long.
Politically the area has also been referred to in the west as the middle or near east the territory of jordan now covers about 91 880 square kilometres 35 480 sq mi. Km in southwest asia. The desert region includes the eastward extensions of the syrian and the ard as sawwan deserts and covers over four fifths of the country.
The capital and largest city in the country is amman. Jordan arab country of southwest asia in the rocky desert of the northern arabian peninsula. Ss7g5 locate selected features in southwest asia middle east.
The jordan river is a river in southwest asia flowing to the dead sea. Euphrates river jordan river tigris river suez canal persian gulf strait of hormuz arabian sea and red sea. Locate on a world and regional political physical map.
The hashemite kingdom of jordan takes its name from this river. Jordan occupies an area of around 91 880 sq. The river has an annual flow of about 990 billion cubic feet and runs parallel to the tigris river.
Euphrates river jordan river tigris river suez canal persian gulf strait of hormuz arabian sea red sea and gaza strip. In judaism the river serves as the eastern border of the land of israel. It is only 20 feet wide at some parts and only 17 feet deep at its deepest point.
Jordan is situated geographically in southwest asia south of syria west of iraq northwest of saudi arabia and east of israel and the west bank. Most of the water originates within the turkish highlands and empties into the persian gulf. Southwestern asia middle east.
The jordan river starts in the mountains of israel lebanon and syria and flows south until it reaches the dead sea.