Jordan River

The Jordan River (American English) or River Jordan (British English) (Hebrew: נהר הירדן Nehar haYarden, Arabic: نهر الأردن‎ Nahr al-Urdun) is a 251-kilometre (156 mi)-long river in West Asia flowing to the Dead Sea. Currently, the river serves as the eastern border of the State of Israel and of the Israeli-occupied Palestinian Territories. In Christian tradition, Jesus was baptised in it by John the Baptist. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan takes its name from this river.

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Borders Of Israel - The British Mandate - Transjordan
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The Kennecott Nature Center
... a nature observation center and classroom located in an area of wetlands alongside the Jordan River in Murray, Utah ... native trees, where students can get up close to wildlife and the river ... of the Kennecott Nature Center is situated on the second largest wetland site of the Jordan River at 5044 S ...

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