A. Physical Geography

Southwest Asia is home to many different features but the ones we need to know are the Tigris River, The Euphrates River, The Jordan River, The Suez Canal, The Strait of Hormuz, and The Gaza Strip.

First the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers they both begin in the mountains of Anatolia. The Tigris runs through Baghdad, Iraq until it hits the border of Iraq and Iran there it runs into the Persian Gulf. The Euphrates River runs through Syria then back into Iraq until it meets with the Tigris River at the Iraq Iran border. The Euphrates also runs into the Persian Gulf.

      Next is the Jordan River. The Jordan River flows along the Jordan and Israel border passed  the dead sea. and into the Red Sea.

    Next is the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal is located between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is in North Eastern Egypt.

    The Strait of Hormuz  is between Iran and Oman. It connects the Gulf of Oman  and the Persian Gulf. The Gulf of Oman flows into the Arabian Sea.

    The Gaza Strip is located on the West side of Israel. It is very small 

    Last the red Sea is located in between Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Sudan. The Suez canal runs into it and it ends with the water going into the Gulf of Aden witch flows into the Arabian Sea.


Physical Geography


Georgia Performance Standard

SS7G5 The student will locate selected features in Southwestern Asia (Middle East).

a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: Euphrates River, Jordan River, Tigris River, Suez Canal, Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, and Gaza Strip.

Quick Summary:
  • The Euphrates and the Tigris River run through Iraq, join at the Iraq-Iran border, and flow into the Persian Gulf.
  • The Jordan River flows along the Jordan-Israel border, passed the Dead Sea and then south into the Red Sea.
  • The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Suez, which flows right in the Red Sea, which is in between Sudan and Saudi Arabia.
  • The Strait of Hormuz connects the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman. The Gulf of Oman then falls into the Arabian Sea.
  • The Gaza Strip is a small strip of land that lies between Israel and Egypt. Recently, there has been war for the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
  • The Red Sea is between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The red Sea is also between Suez Canal and the Gulf of Aden.

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Austin J.