A landlocked country of the Middle East, surrounded by Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and that area on the west bank of the Jordan river which was once claimed by Jordan, and is at present occupied by Israel and in part governed by a Palestinian authority. It has a population of 4,212,152 (1996) in a total area of 89,213 sq km. The population is predominantly Arab and Moslem. Officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, it was formerly called Trans-Jordan when occupied by the British. The government is a constitutional monarchy, with King Hussein Bin Talal Al Hashimi as its ruler since 2 May 1953. Jordan is a small developing Arab country, having a Gross Domestic Product of $19.3 billion in 1995.
a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
The river which flows from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea; it is the border between Canaan and Transjordan.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, commonly called Dar Abo Husein (Arabic Ø£Ø±Ø¯Ù†Ù‘, transliterated Ê¼Urdunn), is a country in the Middle East. It is bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, Saudi Arabia to the east and south, and Israel and West Bank to the west. It shares with Israel the coastlines of the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea. Jordan's main religion is Islam and its main language is Arabic.
The name Jordan can refer to several things. As a name, it comes from the Hebrew Yarden, meaning "one which descends", and assimilated into Latin as Jordanus. In Arabic it is Urdunn, in Italian Giordano, in Spanish JordÃ¡n, in French Jourdain, and in Catalan JordÃ .
Jordan (, transliterated as ), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic: Ø§Ù„Ù…Ù…Ù„ÙƒØ© Ø§Ù„Ø£Ø±Ø¯Ù†ÙŠØ© Ø§Ù„Ù‡Ø§Ø´Ù…ÙŠØ© ), is an Arab country in the Middle East in western Asia. It is bordered by Syria to the north, Iraq to the north-east, Saudi Arabia to the east and south, and Israel to the west. It shares with Israel the coastlines of the Dead Sea, and the Gulf of Aqaba with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.