Countries of the middle east

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Countries of the middle east

  1. 1. Countries of the Middle East
  2. 2. Afghanistan <ul><li>The country of Afghanistan is located at the far eastern edge of the Middle East. </li></ul><ul><li>This country is landlocked , which means it has no seacoast. </li></ul><ul><li>Afghanistan is very mountainous, and the people who live there are divided into a number of different ethnic groups or tribes. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Iran <ul><li>Iran, to the west of Afghanistan, is one of the largest countries in the Middle East. </li></ul><ul><li>Iran is mountainous as well, but this country has long sea coasts and is able to use both the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. </li></ul><ul><li>Iran uses the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz to transport its exports to the Arabian Sea and then on to many different world markets. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Iraq <ul><li>Just to the west of Iran is the country of Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>Iraq has the added advantage of having two of the largest rivers in the region, the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, flowing through its territory. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Saudi Arabia <ul><li>The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the largest country of the Arabian Peninsula. </li></ul><ul><li>The Persian Gulf lies to the northwest of the country and the Red Sea is to its west. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Turkey <ul><li>Turkey is located to the north and west of Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey shares a border with Iraq, Syria, and Iran. </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey is also the country in which the Euphrates and the Tigris begins. </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey has built a number of dams in recent years to try saving water from these two rivers for use by Turkish farms, villagers, and towns. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Israel <ul><li>Israel was created by the United Nations in 1948 as a homeland for the Jewish people of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The country of Israel is bound by the Gaza Strip along the southern coast and the West Bank to the east. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jordan River forms the boundary between the West Bank and the country of Jordan. </li></ul>

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