North Africa and Southwest Asia Atlas Exercise

1. In what general latitudinal range is this realm located? _____________________

2. Much of this realm is bounded by a collection of major water bodies.  Use the map on p. 220-221 to identify 6 of them.
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3. Look at the population density map on p. 48-49 and climate map on p. 30-31.  In which climate region does most of the population live? _______________  With which 2 physical features are the regions of high population density associated? ___________________, ___________________

4. Use the map on p. 221 and 229 to match the features below with locations.

_______ Al Hijaz                      a. between Jordan and Iraq
_______ Elburz Mountains        b. west coast of Arabian Peninsula
_______ Syrian Desert              c. Northern Iran
_______ Zagros Mountains       d. between Israel and Jordan
_______ Kurdistan                    e. western Iran
_______ Jordan River               f. 4 corners of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Syria

5. Turn to the Languages map on p. 53.  Which language families are present in the realm? ________________, _______________, ___________________, _________________

6. Look at the Religion map on p. 53.  Which countries contain significant Shi’ite regions? _________, __________, __________

7. Find some maps to answer the following questions:  Specifically where are the agricultural regions in this realm? _________________________________________________________________________

8. What crops are produced?  _________________________________________________________

9. Do any of the realm’s countries lead the world in production of some crop?  If so, which one(s).________

10. Turn to the Mineral Fuels map, p. 74. 

What percentage of petroleum reserves does the realm possess? _____________

What percentage of petroleum production does the realm produce? ____________

13. Turn to p. 81. What is the approximate total refugee population in the realm? ___________