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1 Major Physical Features of Southwest Asia By Mr. Washington

2 Physical Features Jordan River Rising in Syria and flowing about (200 mi) south to the northern end of the Dead Sea. Tigris River Originates in the Taurus Mountains at Lake Hazar and flows 1,180 mi SE through Turkey and past Baghdad to unite with the Euphrates Euphrates River SW Asia river flowing about (1,700 mi) from central Turkey through Syria and into Iraq.

3 Physical Features Golan Heights In wars with its Arab neighbors, Israel occupied and unilaterally annexed (added to its country) this territory West Bank Controlled by Israel (taken in a war with its Arab neighbors), parts administered by the Palestinian authority Gaza Strip Controlled by Israel, but parts of it run by the PLO (Palestinian authority) Suez Canal Dug in 1869, it connects the Mediterranean and Red Seas

4 More Physical Features Strait of Hormuz A narrow waterway that allows ships to pass from the Arabian Sea to the Persian Gulf Persian Gulf Important trade route since ancient times; gained added importance after the discovery of oil in the Gulf States. Black Sea A large inland sea, area 163,400 square miles

5 SW Asia Physical Features Red Sea A body of water that lies between Arabia and NE Africa, 1200 miles long, 180 miles wide Arabian Sea The NW part of the Indian Ocean between Arabia and western India. Caspian Sea Inland salt lake between Europe and Asia, bordering Russia and Iran.


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