• Location: Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia
  • Geographic coordinates: 31 00 N, 36 00 E
  • Map references: Middle East
  • Area:
    Total: 89,213 sq km
    Land: 88,884 sq km
    Water: 329 sq km
  • Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Indiana
  • Land boundaries:
    Total: 1,619 km
    Border countries: 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
  • 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
  • Elevation extremes:
    Lowest point: Dead Sea -408 m
    Highest point: Jabal Ram 1,734 m
  • Natural resources: phosphates, potash, shale oil