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Refers to geographical similarities in disparate parts of the planet.

For instance, there is a river in the Mideast called the Jordan River. It flows southward and empties into the Dead Sea, a body of water so full of salt as to prevent all but the hardiest of creatures (such as tiny brine shrimp) from existing in it or nearby.

In Utah, USA, is located a similar situation. Salt Lake is located north of Salt Lake City, into which the northward flowing Jordan River dumps its water. While the size of Utah's salt lake and river are much smaller than that of the Middle Eastern Dead Sea and its associated river, it can be considered a geographical reflection which has many more parallels than what is listed here.

It is probable that this was the reason that early pioneers (notably Mormons, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) named this river the "Jordan River".