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    Jordan Geography - 1991

      Total area: 91,880 km2
      land area: 91,540 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Indiana

      Land boundaries: 1,586 km total
      Iraq 134 km, Israel 238 km, Saudi Arabia 742 km, Syria 375 km, West Bank 97 km

      Coastline: 26 km

      Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 3 nm

      Disputes: differences with Israel over the location of the 1949 Armistice Line which separates the two countries

      Climate: mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April)

      Terrain: mostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River

      Natural resources: phosphates, potash, shale oil

      Land use: arable land 4%; permanent crops 0.5%; meadows and pastures 1%; forest and woodland 0.5%; other 94%; includes irrigated 0.5%

      Environment: lack of natural water resources; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

      NOTE: The information regarding Jordan on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jordan Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jordan Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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