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World Geography

Middle East Part I - Physical Features and The People

What is the largest peninsula in the Middle East? Arabian Peninsula
How much of the world's oil supply is found on the Arabian Peninsula? 1/4 of the world's oil
Which river is the longest in the world? Nile River
Which body of water has vast oil reserves? Persian Gulf
What are streambeds that is very dry except during heavy rain? wadis
What is the region's longest mountain range? Atlas Mountains
Which country has 2/3 of the world's phosphate deposits? Morocco
How much of the world's iron ore reserves is found in the Middle East? 10%
What percentage of the region is desert? 50%
What is the largest desert in the world? Sahara
What is a place in the desert where water is present? oasis
Which climate is used for livestock grazing? steppe
Which climate is where most crops are grown? Mediterranean climate
How many people live in the Middle East region? 400 million
What are the causes of most of the conflict in the region? territory and resources
Which ethnic group is in the majority? Arabs
Which religion do most of the Israelis follow? Jewish
Which religion do most Arabs practice? Islam
Who are the ancesters of the Israelis? Hebrews
Which ethnic groups have been massacred by ruling parties? Armenians and Kurds
Created by: bonniebyland