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Georgia 7th grade Social Studies Geography of Middle East

Strait of Hormuz Much of the world's oil supply is shipped THROUGH this NARROW WATERWAY
Jordan River The key water source for Israel, Lebanon, and Syria
Gaza Strip This AREA has been the source of DISPUTE between Israel and its neighbors for many years
Red Sea Body of water between northeast Africa and Asia
Suez Canal MAN-MADE structure that connects the MEDITERRANEAN Sea to the RED Sea
Tigris River One of the twin rivers that start in mountains of Turkey. It was part of the cradle of ancient Middle Eastern civilization and runs from Turkey to Iraq
Euphrates River This twin river flows into the Persian Gulf. Of the twins this is the river that carries the most water and the most sought after between Turkey, Syria, and Iraq. Like its twin, it to was the birthplace of the ancient civilizations.
Middle East it lies in the intersection of 3 continents: Africa, Europe, and Asia. It is often called the "crossroads of the world"
Arabian Sea India to the east, Pakistan and Iran to the north, and Arabian Peninsula to the west. For centuries it has been part of a trade route between India and Europe.
Persian Gulf Massive oil reserves are found here. It is an arm of the Arabian Sea. Many Arab countries call it the Arabian Gulf.
Created by: Sandlin