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1 Objectives  SWBAT identify the relative location of countries in the Middle East.  SWBAT list traits of Middle Eastern countries.

2 commons.wikimedia.org Where in the world is the Middle East?

3 THE MIDDLE EAST Major Countries in the Middle East

4 Iran Capital: Tehran Pop: 65,875,224 Languages: Arabic, Balochi, Kurdish, Luri, Persian, Turkic, Turkish Natural Resources: chromium, coal, copper, iron ore, lead, manganese, natural gas, petroleum, sulfur, zinc Neighbors: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan Religion: Shi’a Muslim

5 Iraq Capital: Baghdad Pop: 28,221,180 Languages: Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Kurdish, Turkoman Natural Resources: natural gas, petroleum, phosphates, sulfur Neighbors: Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey Religions: Christian, Muslim

6 Israel Capital: Jerusalem Pop: 2,112,359 Natural Resources: clays, copper ore, magnesium bromide, natural gas, phosphate rock, potash, sand, timber Neighbors: Egypt, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank Religions: Christian, Jewish, Muslim

7 Jordan Capital: Amman Pop: 6,198,677 Languages: Arabic, English Natural Resources: phosphates, potash, shale, oil Neighbors: Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, West Bank Religions: Christian, Muslim

8 Kuwait Capital: Kuwait City Pop: 2,596,799 Language: Arabic, English Natural Resources: fish, natural gas, petroleum, shrimp Neighbors: Iraq, Saudi Arabia Religion: Muslim

9 Lebanon Capital: Beirut Pop: 3,971,941 Languages: Arabic, Armenian, English, French Natural Resources: arable land, iron ore, limestone, salt water Neighbors: Israel, Syria Religions: Christian, Muslim

10 Oman Capital: Muscat Pop: 3,311,640 Languages: Arabic, Baluchi, English, Indian, Urdu Natural Resources: asbestos, chromium, copper, gypsum, limestone, marble, natural gas, petroleum Neighbors: Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen Religion: Ibadhi Muslim

11 Saudi Arabia Capital: Riyadh Pop: 28,146,656 Language: Arabic Natural Resources: copper, gold, iron ore, natural gas, petroleum Neighbors: Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Yemen Religion: Muslim

12 Syria Capital: Damascus Pop: 19,747,586 Languages: Arabic, Aramaic, American, Circassain, English, French, Kurdish Natural Resources: asphalt, chrome, gypsum, hydropower, etc. Neighbors: Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey Religion: Muslim

13 Turkey Capital: Ankara Pop: 71,892,808 Languages: Azeri, Dimli, Kabardian, Kurdish, Turkish Natural Resources: antimony, arable land, barite, celestite, etc. Neighbors: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Syria Religion: Muslim

14 U.A.E. Capital: Abu Dhabi Pop: 4,621,399 Languages: Arabic, English, Hindi, Persian, Urdu Natural Resources: natural gas, petroleum Neighbors: Oman, Saudi Arabia Religion: Muslim

15 Yemen Capital: Sana’a Pop: 23,013,376 Language: Arabic Natural Resources: coal, copper, fertile soil, fish, gold, lead, marble, nickel, petroleum, rock salt Neighbors: Oman, Saudi Arabia Religions: Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim

16 MIDDLE EAST Topography of Middle East

17 Homework

18 Research the Governments Theocratic Republic Parliamentary Democracy Constitutional Democracy Constitutional Emirate Republic Monarchy Republic Parliamentary Republican Democracy Federation Republic

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