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The

Geography

of the

Middle East

Cheri

LaPorte

Riverheads High School

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Middle East? OR Near East?OR Southwest Asia? OR….?

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Physical Geography

HaveOilDeserts Shipping Locations

Have NotWaterFertile LandVariety of Resources

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Bodies of Water

TigrisRiver

Nile River

EuphratesRiver

Jordan River

Persian Gulf

ArabianSea

Mediterranean Sea

IndianOcean

Red Sea

Black Sea

Gulf of Aden

Strait ofHormuz

Suez Canal

Dardanelles Strait

AtlanticOcean

Gulf ofOman

Caspian Sea

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The Mighty Nile River:“Longest River in the World”

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Egypt: The “Gift of the Nile”

Annual Nile Flooding

Nile Delta

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

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Aswan High Dam, Egypt

Hydroelectric

Power 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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Dust Storms Along the Tigris-Euphrates Flood Plains

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TheJordan RiverSystem:Israel & Jordan--A Fight OverWater Rights?

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Dead Sea: Lowest Point on Earth

Highest

Salt

Content

(33%)

2,300’ below sea level

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Wadis – Instant Springs

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Mountains & Plateaus

Atlas Mts.

Elburz Mts.

Taurus Mts.

Zagros Mts.

Iranian Plateau

AnatolianPlateau

Caucasus 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

Sahara Desert

Arabian

Desert

NegevDesert

SinaiDesert

Libyan Desert

Rub

al-Khali

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Rub al-Khali:“The Empty Quarter”

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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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Economy

Heavy reliance on primary activities:

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Reliance on OIL

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Persian Gulf Oil Exports (2003)

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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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Countries in this region have undertaken efforts to diversify their economies in recent years.

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The Natural Resources of theMiddle East

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Agriculture

Mediterranean climates grow citrus fruits, olives, and grapesSemiarid climates grow cereals like barley, oats, and wheat Desert climates permit only pastoralism from oasis to oasis

Despite the fact that this is the most water-scarce and dry region in the world, many countries especially those around the Mediterranean Sea, are

highly dependent on agriculture. 

Contribution of agriculture to the GDP

varies significantly

from location to location.

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Middle East: Climate Regions

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The Middle East:Natural Vegetation

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Middle East: Population Density

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Pastoralism

… is the herding of domesticated animals as the primary economic activity of a society.

 

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Desert Bedouins

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Economy of the Middle East

Regional

conflicts

and political unrest

affect tourism

Trade important

to region from earliest time

Wide range of per capita income and levels of development.

Rich countries such as Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia dominate the oil industry around the globe; poor countries such as Gaza and Yemen rely on subsidies and aids.

OPEC controls

distribution of

oil

in the world

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Middle East Culture

Birthplace of 3 major religions

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Art in the Middle East reflects the diversity of religions

Persian (prayer) rugs, stained glass,

geometric tiles, calligraphy

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Arabic Calligraphy

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Landmarks

Ka’aba

; Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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Dome of the Rock; Jerusalem, Israel

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Western Wall; Jerusalem, Israel

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Hagia

Sophia: Istanbul, Turkey

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Rapid Urbanization

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Cairo, Egypt: Most Populated City in the Middle East

17,000,000+People!

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Kuwait: An Island Floating on a Sea of Oil

Kuwait

City

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United Arab Emirates: Dubai

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However…Traditional Life continues in Rural Areas

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