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Geography – Middle East

Posted on: December 8, 2015

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Population: 368,927,551 (Source: Estimate from population of countries included)

Area: 7,101,747 square kms

Major Biomes: desert, grasslands

Major cities:

  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Tehran, Iran
  • Baghdad, Iraq
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Ankara, Turkey
  • Jiddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Izmir, Turkey
  • Mashhad, Iran
  • Halab, Syria
  • Damascus, Syria

Bordering Bodies of Water: Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, Caspian Sea, Black Sea, Indian Ocean

Major Rivers and Lakes: Tigris River, Euphrates River, Nile River, Dead Sea, Lake Urmia, Lake Van, Suez Canal

Major Geographical Features: Arabian Desert, Kara Kum Desert, Zagros Mountains, Hindu Kush Mountains, Taurus Mountains, Anatolian Plateau

Map Coloring Activity: Color the countries in Middle East in the map provided below

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Lastly, the map quiz game: http://online.seterra.net/en/vgp/3049

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Source: http://www.ducksters.com/geography/middleeast.php

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