The Middle East kingdom of Jordan is bordered on the west by Israel and the Dead Sea, on the north by Syria, on the east by Iraq, and on the south by Saudi Arabia. It is comparable in size to Indiana. Arid hills and mountains make up most of the country. The southern section of the Jordan River flows through the country.

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  • Sweileh (Arabic: صويلح, romanized: Ṣuwayliḥ, alternatively spelled Suwaylih, Swaylih or Swaileh) is district number sixteen in Amman, Jordan out of twenty-seven It lies to the north of the city center It was founded by Chechen settlers in 1906 during Ottoman rule

  • Rabba (Arabic: الربة) is a town in Jordan in the Karak Governorate As Ancient Areopolis, it is a former bishopric and present Latin Catholic titular see It is about 15 kilometers north of the city of Al Karak

  • Madaba (Arabic: مادبا; Biblical Hebrew: מֵידְבָא‎ Mēḏəḇāʾ; Ancient Greek: Μήδαβα) is the capital city of Madaba Governorate in central Jordan, with a population of about 60,000 It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of the Holy Land Madaba is located 30 kilometres (19 miles) south-west of the capital Amman

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