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River Jordan (Arabic: نهر الأردن, nahr al-urdun
Hebrew: נהר הירדן, nehar hayarden
)
River
Jordan River Bushy.jpg
Name origin: Greek: Ιορδάνης, Hebrew: ירדן (yardén, descender) < ירד (yarad, to descend)
CountryIsrael, Jordan and Palestine
Tributaries
 - leftBanias River, Dan River
 - rightHasbani River, Iyon River
LandmarksSea of Galilee, Dead Sea
Mouth Dead Sea
Length251 km (156 mi)
The Jordan River runs along the border between Israel, the West Bank and Jordan
The Jordan River runs along the border between Israel, the West Bank and Jordan

The Jordan River (Hebrew: נהר הירדן nehar hayarden, Arabic: نهر الأردن nahr al-urdun) is a river in Southwest Asia that flows through the Great Rift Valley into the Dead Sea. Many people think it is one of the world's most sacred rivers.

It is 251 kilometres (156 mi) long. Its tributaries are:

  1. The Hasbani (Hebrew: שנירsenir, Arabic: الحاصباني hasbani), which flows from Lebanon.
  2. The Banias (Hebrew: חרמון hermon, Arabic: بانياس banias), that comes from a spring at Banias at the foot of Mount Hermon.
  3. The Dan (Hebrew: דן dan, Arabic: اللدان leddan) with its source at the foot of Mount Hermon.
  4. The Ayoun (Hebrew: עיון ayoun, Arabic: عيون ayoun), which flows from Lebanon.
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