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The Geography of the Middle East. The Geography of the Middle East. Satellite Image of The Middle East. Political Map of The Middle East. Predicament : Traditional Middle East? OR Near East? OR Greater Middle East? OR….?. Topography. Large Bodies of Water.

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The geography of the middle east

The

Geography

of the

Middle East

The

Geography

of the

Middle East


Satellite image of the middle east

Satellite Image of The Middle East


Political map of the middle east

Political Map of The Middle East


The geography of the middle east

Predicament:

Traditional Middle East? OR Near East?ORGreater Middle East? OR….?


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Topography


Large bodies of water

Large Bodies of Water


Arabian peninsula bodies of water

Arabian Peninsula Bodies of Water

The Persian Gulf

The Red Sea

The Gulf of Aden

The Gulf of Oman


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The Tigris & Euphrates River System


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TheJordan River

  • Connects the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea


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The Dead Sea

  • 2,300’ below sea level

  • Lowest Point on Earth

  • HighestSaltContent(33%)


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Suez Canal

  • Completed by the British in 1869

  • 120 miles long, 79 ft deep, & 673 ft wide

  • Connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea


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Mountains & Peninsulas

Caucasus Mts.

Taurus Mts.

Elburz Mts.

Zagros Mts.

The

Arabian

Peninsula

Hejaz Mts.


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Mountain Ranges in Mid-East

Elburz Mts., Iran

Zagros Mts., Iran

CaucasusMts., Turkey & Russia

Taurus Mts., Turkey


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The Arabian Peninsula

“The Arabian Subcontinent”

  • 1, 250,000 sq. miles

  • The world’s largest peninsula


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Deserts

NegevDesert

SinaiDesert

ArabianDesert

Libyan Desert


The arabian desert

The Arabian Desert

  • 2,330,000 sq. miles

  • Covers 90% the Arabian Peninsula


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Rub al-Khali:“The Empty Quarter”

  • 250,000 sq. miles

  • Covers southern third of the Arabian Peninsula


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Desert Oases: Water at a Premium!


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Fresh Groundwater Sources


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DesalinizationPlants


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Fertile Crescent


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The Fertile Crescent

  • Area of Moist & Fertile land

  • Nicknamed: “The Cradle of Civilization”

  • Birth of various early civilizations


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Climate


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The Middle East vs. the U. S.Latitude Lines


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Climate Regions


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Natural Vegetation


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Natural

Disasters


Earthquakes

Earthquakes


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Sandstorms and Dust Storms


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Swarms of Desert Locusts!

  • Israel Hit By Worst Locust Plague Since the 1950s!

  • Locusts Swarm the Pyramids Complex at Giza!


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Resources


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The Natural Resources of theMiddle East


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World Oil Reserves


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Persian Gulf Oil Exports (2003)


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Saudi Oil Fields & Refineries


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Kuwait: An Island Floating on a Sea of Oil

KuwaitCity


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Leading U. S. Oil Suppliers

The U. S. imports 30% of its oil needs from the Middle East.


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Demographics


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Middle East: Population Density


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Cairo, Egypt: Most Populated City in the Middle East

17,000,000+People!


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Desert Bedouins


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