5WR N Africa SW Asia

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Published on February 13, 2008

Author: Marco1

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Slide1:  C.J. Cox Instructor Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Regions & States Conflicts Ten Geographic Qualities:  Ten Geographic Qualities 1. World’s great ancient culture hearth 2. Source region or hearth for several religions Ten Geographic Qualities:  Ten Geographic Qualities 3. Islam Predominates 4. Arab World (semitic) 5. Population is clustered around water Ten Geographic Qualities :  Ten Geographic Qualities 6. Desert Environment predominates 7. Central Pivotal Area between 3 continents 8. Volatile area with conflicts - disputes & boundary frictions Ten Geographic Qualities:  Ten Geographic Qualities 9. Center of superpower chess game 10. Petroleum - a key economic resource Relative Location of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Relative Location of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Centrally located between Europe, Asia & Africa Between the Atlantic/Indian and Mediterranean Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Historical Geography Regions & States Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Plate Tectonics Plateaus Deserts Mountains Rivers Lakes Climates Physical Geography:  Physical Geography Plate Tectonics Clashing Plates Arabian Plate into Eurasian Plate Separating Plates Arabian Plate pulling apart from African Plate Red Sea Physical Geography:  Physical Geography Plateaus - Anatolian Highland Penninsulas - Saudi Arabian, Suez Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Deserts The Sahara Desert - The Saudi Arabian Desert The Libyan Desert Negev Desert Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Mountains Atlas Mountains Thorus Mts (Turkey) Elburz & Zagros Mts. (Iran) Golan Heights (Israel) Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Rivers & Sea The Nile River The Tigris & Euphrates Rivers The Jordan River The Red Sea Gulfs - Persian Gulf, Gulf of Suez, Gulf of Aqaba Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Lakes Dead Sea Sea of Galilee Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Physical Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Climates Desert Climates with less than 10” of rain under high pressure latitude belt and NE trade winds med. zones on Northern Africa coast & eastern coasts of Mediterrean Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Regions & States Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Population Languages Religion Agriculture Economics/ Urban Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Population 300 million concentrations along the Nile, Euphrates & Tigris & Coasts low overall population due to desert climate very high growth rates in Gaza Northern Africa:  Northern Africa Population Characteristics Birth rates 29/1000 Death rates 8/1000 Natural Increase 2.2/1000 Infant Mortality 59/1000 Doubling Time 32 yrs Pop <15 39% Pop > 65 4 % Southwest Asia:  Southwest Asia Population Characteristics Birth rates 28/1000 Death rates 7/1000 Natural Increase 2.2/1000 Infant Mortality 54/1000 Doubling Time 32 yrs Pop <15 37 % Pop > 65 5 % Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Languages Unified by Arabic Language - An Afro-Asiatic Language Hebrew spoken in Israel Tribal languages spoken in remote areas of North Africa Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Religion Islam - one of the world’s great religions Religious landscapes of mosques, minarets, distinctive non-revealing clothing Moslem - a follower of Islam Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Religion Islamic Divisions Sunni Islam Shite Islam (Iran) Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Agriculture commercial farming in Israel Meditterean climate yielding citrus, avacados & ranching Nomadic Herding dominates the region Bedouins Desertification Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Cultural Geography of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Economy oil dominated industry Northern Africa Southwest Asia:  Northern Africa Southwest Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Historical Geography Regions & States Conflicts Historical Geography:  Historical Geography Pre European Prelude Colonial Transformation First World Dependence on oil Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Historical Geography Regions & States Conflicts Regions of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Regions of Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Egypt & the Nile River Basin Maghreb Arabian Peninsula Middle East The North Slide47:  Egypt & the Nile Basin Egypt & Sudan Slide48:  The Maghreb Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Sudan, Western Sahara Countries within Regions:  Countries within Regions Arabian Penninsula Saudia Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain The Middle East Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Gaza, Slide52:  The North Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Historical Geography Regions & States Conflicts Slide55:  Israel and the Palestinian Issue Northern Africa & Southwest Asia:  Northern Africa & Southwest Asia Ten Geographic Qualities Physical Geography Cultural Geography Historical Geography Regions & States Conflicts Slide65:  C.J. Cox Instructor

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