ABC logo

. Index

. Flag

. Geography

. People

. Government

. Economy

. Transportation

. Commun'tions

. Defense

. Geo Names

. Feedback




    • Affiliation:
      (also see separate West Bank entry)

    • Location:
      Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia

    • Map references:
      Middle East

    • Area:

        total area:
        89,213 sq km

        land area:
        88,884 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly smaller than Indiana

    • Land boundaries:
      total 1,619 km, Iraq 181 km, Israel 238 km, Saudi Arabia 728 km, Syria 375 km, West Bank 97 km

    • Coastline:
      26 km

    • Maritime claims:

        territorial sea:
        3 nm

    • International disputes:

    • 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:

        permanent crops:

        meadows and pastures:

        forest and woodland:


    • Irrigated land:
      570 sq km (1989 est.)

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        limited natural fresh water resources; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification

        natural hazards:

        international agreements:
        party to - Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Dumping, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands

Thank you for making this an award winning site

Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -

Enter your e-mail address to receive e-mail when this page is updated.
Your Internet e-mail address:

ITA Home Page
The IMMIGRATION Superhighway Feedback

Flags of all Countries
Yahoo search

Revised 13-August-1997

HTML Colors; Greece Geography Economy, people, communications, transportation, flags, maps