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Southwest Asia - Zeke Brown

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Transcript of Southwest Asia - Zeke Brown

Southwest Asia - Zeke Brown
Euphrates River
begins in Turkey, flows through Syria and Iraq, before emptying into the Persian Gulf
Jordan River
begins at the end of the Sea of Galilee and flows south until it reaches the Dead Sea
Tigris River
begins in Turkey, flows south through Iraq, before joining with the Euphrates and emptying into the Persian Gulf
Suez Canal
east of Egypt, between Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Persian Gulf
located in between Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, and Iran
Straight of Hormuz
at the southern end of the Persian Gulf; connects the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
east of Saudi Arabia and south of Iran
Red Sea
bordered by Saudi Arabia to the east and Egypt to the west
Gaza Strip
along the southern coast of Israel
Why is the Euphrates River important to Southwest Asia?
Because much of the people need water and most of the area is desert
Why is the Jordan River important to Southwest Asia?
Brings drinking water to surrounding countries
Why is the Tigris River important to Southwest Asia?
Because much of the area is desert and people need water
Why is the Suez Canal important to Southwest Asia?
Connects Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, allowing routes to ship oil
Why is the Persian Gulf important to Southwest Asia?
Important for shipping oil from the Middle East to other countries
Why is the Strait of Hormuz important to Southwest Asia?
Shipping oil
Why is the Arabian Sea important to Southwest Asia?
Shipping oil
Why is the Arabian Sea important to Southwest Asia?
Shipping oil, through the Suez Canal to Europe
Why is the Gaza Strip important to Southwest Asia?
Numerous battle/wars fought over Gaza Canal
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