MIDDLE EAST MAP PDF
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There are both labeled and blank versions of the map of the Middle East to suit the diverse needs of a classroom. The blank downloadable PDF maps are also a . Middle East (Political) (K) [jpeg format]. Middle East (Reference Map) (K) [jpeg format]. Middle East (Reference Map) (K) [pdf format]. Instructions: Fill in the map with your country's name, any major cities, nearby bodies of water or other major geographical features, and neighboring countries.
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The best method depends on your personal situation. We will work to protect all information you provide, including your identity, and our interactions with you will be respectful and professional. This region was also home to the ancient Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian empires, while farther West the Middle East region saw the unification and rise of Ancient Egypt.
Several Persian empires originating in modern Iran also rose to dominance in the Middle East, while the Romans and their successor state in the East, the Byzantine Empire, eventually controlled the region from the Mediterranean coasts up to the Euphrates River. The Middle East is also the origin point for many of the religions and belief systems which help define modern civilizations today.
The region was home to the ancient Kingdom of Israel and thus fostered the Jewish religion.
Jesus is believed to have been born in Nazareth, which is located in what is now the northern region of Israel, and indeed early Christianity traces its origins back to the Middle East. Several other belief systems also trace their origins to the Middle East, such as the pantheon of Ancient Egyptian gods, the deities of Ancient Sumer, and the Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism of Ancient and Classical Persia.
Following the establishment of Islam, much of the Middle East came under control of Arab dynasties, followed by a series of Turkic peoples. The first of these was the Seljuks, followed by the influx of Mongol invasions during the 13th century, and finally by the Ottomans, who established an empire based in Constantinople now Istanbul in the middle of the 15th century.
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The Ottoman Empire controlled much of the Middle East for several centuries, though there were competing powers such as the Persian Safavids and the growing colonial powers Britain, France , and Russia. The Ottoman Empire was dismantled during the course of World War I, resulting in a vacuum of power in the Middle East in which the British and French occupied further stretches of territory up until the end of World War II, where after a series of conflicts both European powers began to retreat from the region.
The 20th century saw the formation of several new nations within the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia, Iran which had been previously known as Persia , Jordan , Lebanon , Syria, and Israel.
Revolutionary activity in Syria resulted in harsh governmental retaliations leading into the prolonged Syrian Civil War, a larger conflict is still ongoing and has killed between , and ,, displaced over 7. Demographics of the Middle East Stretching the definition of the Middle East to include its widest borders as per the parameters outlined earlier, the population of the region rests at around million people.
Despite the historical rise and prominence of Islam in the Middle East, the many belief systems which originated in the region allow it to maintain a highly diverse religious makeup today. This being said, Islam is still dominant and is the official state religion in most countries of the region.
The two largest denominations of Islam in the Middle East are Sunni and Shia, though Sunni is the more dominant sect in most countries of the region. Orthodox Christianity is the most prominent Christian denomination in the Middle East, with several major groups including the Armenian, Coptic, and Greek Orthodox churches.
Israel is unique for being the only country in the world with a majority Jewish population, though it officially has no state religion. Arabic is the most common language in the Middle East.
Iraq has two official languages, with Arabic spoken by the majority of its population and Kurdish spoken by in the autonomous Kurdistan region. Persian is the second-most spoken language in the Middle East, and it has specific dialects in the region. The most common form of Persian is Farsi, which is the sole official language of Iran and is spoken by the vast majority of the population there.
The Tajiki dialect of Persian is the official language of Tajikistan, with Russia n recognized as a regional language, and Dari is the Persian dialect spoken primarily in Afghanistan. Afghanistan actually has two official languages: Dari and Pashto, a Central Asian language related to but separate from Persian. Turkish is the third-most popular language in the Middle East. It is the sole official language of Turkey and one of the two official languages of Cyprus, alongside Greek.
Several Middle Eastern nations also have their own languages specific to their country. Urdu is one of the two Hindustani languages alongside Hindu and is the national language of Pakistan, though English is also an official language.
Uzbek, a Central Asian Turkic language, is the official language of Uzbekistan, with Russian and Karakalpak also a Turkic language recognized as regional languages.Mahan realized not only the strategic importance of the region, but also of its center, the Persian Gulf.
Provinces Thailand: Since posting this map last week, I've received responses from many people, some who see these figures as high and others who view them as low. The U. Find free printable maps for the social studies classroom. Israel is the only country in the world to have Hebrew as a national language, but there are actually two official languages in the country: Hebrew and Arabic.