Physical Geography of SW & Central Asia, and N. Africa. Ch. 17. Seas & Peninsulas. Arabian Peninsula Separated from Africa by Gulf of Aden & Red Sea Sinai Pen. & Suez Canal separate the land to the north/west Persian Gulf is on the east side. Gulf of Aden. Seas & Peninsulas.
Suez Canal separate the land to the north/west
Gulf of Aden
miles or so
2,300’ below sea level
flow from feeder rivers,
and increase in irrigation/industry uses
Aswan High Dam
Annual Nile Flooding
90% of the Egyptian people live on 3% of the land!
Wadi in Oman
Morocco to Algeria
Use wide spaces for livestock
The U. S. imports 30% of its oil needs from the Middle East.
Completed Dubai Tower, Monday night