WESTERN ASIA

Jordan Map

A map of Jordan that displays major cities, towns, roads, lakes, and rivers.  Satellite imagery and a terrain map shows the Syrian Desert, Dead Sea, and Jordanian Highlands

REFERENCE

Jordan Political Map

Jordan is located in the Middle East at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe.  The Jordan River and Dead Sea forms a border between Israel and the West Bank (State of Palestine) to the west. Also, Jordan borders both Saudi Arabia and Iraq to the east as well as Syria to the north. Its southern 26-kilometre (16 mi) coastline gives access to the Gulf of Aqaba and Red Sea. Amman is the capital and largest city of Jordan.

IMAGERY

Jordan Satellite Map

Altogether, Jordan occupies an area of 89,342 square kilometers (34,495 sq mi). This makes it almost identical in size to Serbia or Azerbaijan.  The Syrian Desert covers 85% of the landmass in Jordan, where population is sparse. Whereas the northwestern region contains most major cities because of its highest rainfall and fertile soil. While Jordan River is the longest river, it’s largest water bodies include the Dead Sea and Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee)

PHYSICAL

Jordan Physical Map

One of the most prominent features in Jordan is the Jordan Rift Valley, which spans a north-south direction. This geological divide includes Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, and the Jordanian Highlands. The highest point in Jordan is the mountain peak Jabal Umm ad Dami at 1,854 meters (6082.7 ft). Conversely, the lowest point is in the Dead Sea at 431 meters (1414 ft) below sea level. Not only in Jordan, but the surface of the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the planet.