Middle East Physical Geography by dffhrtcv3

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									Middle East Physical
    Geography
Tigris &
Euphrates
Northern Tier
                  Northern Tier
► Stretches from Turkey to Iran
► Mountains and Plateaus (Pontiac, Taurus,
 Zagros)
► Anatolian Plateau- Asia Minor
     Fertile soil, precipitation, large population
►   Iranian Plateau
     Arid, small population
        Northern Tier




Pamukkale, Turkey
Fertile Crescent




                   Arabian
                   Peninsula
  Arabian Peninsula/Fertile Crescent
► Arabian    Peninsula
   Arid climate, small population
   Nomadic populations
► Fertile   Crescent, “Cradle of Civilization”
   Eastern Mediterranean along the Tigris and
    Euphrates to the Persian Gulf
   Irrigation, Precipitation, Large population
   Mesopotamians, Babylonians, Assyrians
   Palestine, “Holy Land”
Arabian Peninsula/Fertile Crescent
The Maghreb   Nile Valley
             Nile Valley/Maghreb
► Nile   Valley
   Fertile Soil, large population
   Flooding was predictable and dependable
   Isolated/protected
► Maghreb
     Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco
     “Western Isle,” isolated by desert, mountains and ocean
     Sahara Desert and Atlas mountains
     Population centered along the Med. Sea
Maghreb/Nile Valley

								
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