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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Traditional Middle East? OR Near East?ORGreater Middle East? OR….?
The Persian Gulf
The Red Sea
The Gulf of Aden
The Gulf of Oman
The Tigris & Euphrates River System
The Dead Sea
Mountains & Peninsulas
Mountain Ranges in Mid-East
Elburz Mts., Iran
Zagros Mts., Iran
CaucasusMts., Turkey & Russia
Taurus Mts., Turkey
The Arabian Peninsula
“The Arabian Subcontinent”
Rub al-Khali:“The Empty Quarter”
Desert Oases: Water at a Premium!
Fresh Groundwater Sources
The Fertile Crescent
The Middle East vs. the U. S.Latitude Lines
Sandstorms and Dust Storms
Swarms of Desert Locusts!
The Natural Resources of theMiddle East
World Oil Reserves
Persian Gulf Oil Exports (2003)
Saudi Oil Fields & Refineries
Kuwait: An Island Floating on a Sea of Oil
Leading U. S. Oil Suppliers
The U. S. imports 30% of its oil needs from the Middle East.
Middle East: Population Density
Cairo, Egypt: Most Populated City in the Middle East