a country in the middle east, east of the river jordan; population 7,600,000 (estimated 2015); official language, arabic; capital, amman.

a river flowing southward for 320 km (200 miles) from the anti-lebanon mountains through the sea of galilee into the dead sea. john the baptist baptized christ in the river jordan. it is regarded as sacred not only by christians but also by jews and muslims.

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