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The Geography of the Middle East
The Middle East Today:Political Map 19 4--> 17 18 11--> 6 7 1 13 8--> 9 <--10 2 12 5 3--> 16 15--> 20 14 21
Bodies of Water Black Sea Caspian Sea Dardanelles Strait AtlanticOcean TigrisRiver Mediterranean Sea EuphratesRiver Jordan River Suez Canal Strait ofHormuz Persian Gulf Nile River Gulf ofOman Red Sea ArabianSea Gulf of Aden IndianOcean
Egypt: The “Gift of the Nile” Nile Delta Annual Nile Flooding 95% of the Egyptian people live on 5% of the land!
Aswan High Dam, Egypt HydroelectricPower Plant
Suez Canal Completed by the British in 1869
The Tigris & EuphratesRiver System Mesopotamia: ”Land Between the Two Rivers” Marsh Arabs, So. Iraq
TheJordan RiverSystem: Israel & Jordan--A Fight OverWater Rights?
Dead Sea: Lowest Point on Earth 2,300’ below sea level HighestSaltContent(33%)
Mountains & Plateaus Caucasus Mts. AnatolianPlateau Elburz Mts. Iranian Plateau Taurus Mts. Zagros Mts. Atlas Mts. Hejaz Mts.
Mountain Ranges in Mid-East Elburz Mts., Iran Zagros Mts., Iran Lebanese Mts. Taurus Mts., Turkey
Deserts NegevDesert SinaiDesert Libyan Desert ArabianDesert Rubal-Khali Sahara Desert
Swarms of Desert Locusts! Israel Hit By Worst Locust Plague Since the 1950s! Locusts Swarm the Pyramids Complex at Giza!
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 ofHormuz ArabianDesert Persian Gulf Libyan Desert Nile River Gulf ofOman Rubal-Khali Red Sea Hejaz Mts. Sahara Desert ArabianSea Gulf of Aden IndianOcean
Cairo, Egypt: Most Populated City in the Middle East 17,000,000+People!
Kuwait: An Island Floating on a Sea of Oil KuwaitCity
Leading U. S. Oil Suppliers The U. S. imports 30% of its oil needs from the Middle East.