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The Geography of the Middle East. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY. The Middle East Today: Political Map. Middle East? OR Near East? OR Southwest Asia? OR….?. Bodies of Water. Black Sea. Caspian Sea. Dardanelles Strait . Atlantic Ocean.  Tigris River.

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The

Geography

of the

Middle East

Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY

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Bodies of Water

Black Sea

Caspian Sea

Dardanelles Strait

AtlanticOcean

TigrisRiver

Mediterranean Sea

EuphratesRiver

Jordan River

Suez Canal

Strait ofHormuz

Persian Gulf

Nile River

Gulf ofOman

Red Sea

ArabianSea

Gulf of Aden

IndianOcean

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Egypt: The “Gift of the Nile”

Nile Delta

Annual Nile Flooding

95% of the Egyptian people live on 5% of the land!

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Aswan High Dam, Egypt

HydroelectricPower Plant

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Suez Canal

Completed by the British in 1869

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The Tigris & EuphratesRiver System

Mesopotamia: ”Land Between the Two Rivers”

Marsh Arabs, So. Iraq

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TheJordan RiverSystem:

Israel & Jordan--A Fight OverWater Rights?

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Dead Sea: Lowest Point on Earth

2,300’ below sea level

HighestSaltContent(33%)

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Mountains & Plateaus

Caucasus Mts.

AnatolianPlateau

Elburz Mts.

Iranian Plateau

Taurus Mts.

Zagros Mts.

Atlas Mts.

Hejaz Mts.

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Mountain Ranges in Mid-East

Elburz Mts., Iran

Zagros Mts., Iran

Lebanese Mts.

Taurus Mts., Turkey

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Deserts

NegevDesert

SinaiDesert

Libyan Desert

ArabianDesert

Rubal-Khali

Sahara Desert

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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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Completed Map

Caucasus Mts.

Black Sea

Caspian Sea

Dardanelles Strait

AnatolianPlateau

Elburz Mts.

AtlanticOcean

Mediterranean Sea

TigrisRiver

EuphratesRiver

Iranian Plateau

Taurus Mts.

Jordan River

Zagros Mts.

Atlas Mts.

NegevDesert

SinaiDesert

Suez Canal

Strait ofHormuz

ArabianDesert

Persian Gulf

Libyan Desert

Nile River

Gulf ofOman

Rubal-Khali

Red Sea

Hejaz Mts.

Sahara Desert

ArabianSea

Gulf of Aden

IndianOcean

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Leading U. S. Oil Suppliers

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