The country of Israel has four distinct geographical areas:
A fertile (and mostly flat) coastal plain fronts the Mediterranean Sea
coastline; rolling hills dissect the country, including the central Samarian hills and the mountains and hills of Galilee in the north; the Great Rift Valley runs south to the Gulf of Aqaba
along its southern border with Jordan
, and the Negev Desert (part of the Sinai Desert) dominates the southern landscape.
The Dead Sea is the lowest point (below sea level) on the planet. The River Jordan is the most significant river, and it forms the natural border between Israel and Jordan
Israel's highest point is Mt. Meron, which peaks at 3,963 ft. (1,208m).