What is Jordan?

  • (noun): A river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan.
    Synonyms: Jordan River
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Jordan ( /ˈdʒɔrdən/; Arabic: اَلأُرْدُنّ‎, Al-ʾUrdunn), officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Arabic: اَلمَمْلَكَة اَلأُرْدُنِيَّة اَلهَاشِمِيَّة‎, al-Mamlakah al-ʾUrdunniyyah al-Hāšimiyyah), is an Arab kingdom in Asia, on the East Bank of the River Jordan. The country leader is Abdullah II. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the east and south-east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and the West Bank and Israel to the west, sharing control of the Dead Sea with the latter. Jordan's only port is at its south-western tip, at the Gulf of Aqaba, which is shared with Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia. Over half of Jordan is covered by the Arabian Desert. However, the western part of Jordan is arable land and forests. Jordan is part of the Fertile Crescent. The capital city is Amman. According to the CIA World Factbook, Jordan has the second highest life expectancy in West Asia, after Israel.

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Jordan Algebra
... In abstract algebra, a Jordan algebra is an (not necessarily associative) algebra over a field whose multiplication satisfies the following axioms (commutative ... The product of two elements x and y in a Jordan algebra is also denoted x ∘ y, particularly to avoid confusion with the product of a related associative algebra ... The axioms imply that a Jordan algebra is power-associative and satisfies the following generalization of the Jordan identity for all positive integers m and n ...
Jordanian Occupation Of The West Bank And East Jerusalem - Aftermath - Rapprochement and Peace Between Israel and Jordan
... On July 31, 1988, Jordan ceded its claims to the West Bank — with the exception of guardianship over the Muslim Holy Sites of Jerusalem — to the Palestine Liberation Organization, as "the sole ... signed the Washington Declaration, formally ending the 46-year state of war between Jordan and Israel." Finally, on October 26, 1994, Jordan signed the Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace normalizing ...
Gennaro Gattuso - Club Career - Controversies
... Tottenham Hotspur, Gattuso pushed Tottenham coach Joe Jordan away by the throat during an incident on the sideline ... Jordan was seen outside his allowed technical area exchanging words with Gattuso, in relation to the relatively physical game that had been played ... with the Tottenham players, video footage shows him confronting Jordan and head-butted him after another exchange of words, before being restrained by both teammates and ...
Jordan, Guimaras - History
... of the town used to be Nagaba but was changed in 1902 to Jordan ... The name Jordán, the Spanish name for the Jordan River, was chosen by the residents in honor of John the Baptist, their patron saint ... In July 1995 San Lorenzo and Sibunag were created, leaving Jordan with only 14 barangays ...
Kamov Ka-226 - Operators
... Jordan A $25 million contract has been signed with Jordan to provide the RJAF with 6 Ka-226 helicopters ... They will be partially assembled in Jordan at the Russian-Jordanian Oboronprom Middle East helicopter assembly facility ... deal is a breakthrough for Russian helicopter manufacturers as Jordan previously bought only Western-built rotorcraft ...

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