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.
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Physical Geography of SW & Central Asia, and N. Africa
Suez Canal separate the land to the north/west
Gulf of Aden
miles or so
Dead Sea: Lowest Point on Earth
2,300’ below sea level
flow from feeder rivers,
and increase in irrigation/industry uses
Aswan High Dam
Egypt: The “Gift of the Nile”
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
World Oil Reserves
Persian Gulf Oil Exports (2003)
Leading U. S. Oil Suppliers
The U. S. imports 30% of its oil needs from the Middle East.
Completed Dubai Tower, Monday night