What is responsible for shaping the landscape in many parts of North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia?
The African, Arabian, Eurasian and ______ plates come together in North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia.
What other mountains did tectonic activity form? Atals of Morrocco and Algeria, Zagros of southern Iran, and the _______ of Turkey.
Arabian and Eurasian
Measuring a 7.4 on the Richter scale an earthquake was experienced in Turkey in 1999 lying at the boudary of which two plates?
Enough precipitation falls on the northern side of the Atlas mountains to water the coastal region and making them ideal for ________.
Asir and Hejaz
What two mountain ranges in Southwest Asia stretch along the western coast of the Arabian peninsula?
Because the ____ mts. are taller they receive more rainfall making this region the most agricultural productive on the Arabian Peninsula.
Between the Pontic and Taurus mts in the Turkish landscape lies the _______ _________.(2,000 to 5,000 ft above sea level.)
East of the Pontic range is Mt.______ at almost 17000 ft and overlooks the Turkish-Iranian border.
South of the Turan Lowland dune covered_____,or desserts, offer a stark contrast to the cultivated fields of the lowland.
The regions _____ base is rooted in fertile plains along the Mediterranean Sea, Caspain Sea, and the Persian Gulf.
The ____ ____ frames the Arabian Peninsula on the east, and the Arabian Sea borders it on the south.
Peninsula of Anatolia points west to the ____ sea. The Black and Mediterranean seas lie at the peninsula's north and south.
The ________, the Sea of Marmara, and the Bosporus, which together connect the Aegean and Black Seas also separate Europe and Asia.
The smallest of the three landlocked bodies of salt water east of the Mediterranean Sea? Sits at the mouth of the Jordan River.
Until the 1960s this sea was the worlds fourth largest inland sea but now its just a fraction of its former size.
The Aral Sea began to dry up when the Soviet Union diverted water for ______ from rivers flowing into the sea.
North and South
By the late 1980s the continuing shrinking split the sea into two separate bodies of water-the ____ Sea and the ____ Sea
By 2006 water levels in the ____ Aral Sea had increased after dams were built to ensure the flow of freshwater into the sea.
The _____ Delta and the fertile land along the NIle reviers banks gave birth to oneo f the world's earliest civilizations.
Today more than ____ percent of Egypts people llive in the Nile Delta or along the course of the river.
agricultural and hydroelectric
The Aswan High Dam provides water for the _____ and ______ power for the country.
Lake ____, a human-made reservoir created when dam was built, stores water and helps regulated Nile's Flow.
Early civilizations thrived in the ______ Euphrates river valley, a fertile farming valley in Southwest Asia.
mesopotamia and euphrates and tigris
The valley _______,"land between two rivers" in Greek, owes its fertile character to which two rivers?
A complex irrigation network has watered the valley and supported farming for the Mesopotamia has been there for how many years?
During a ___ ___, wadis fill with so much sediment they can rapidly become mud flows, or moving masses of wet soil, which are a danger to humans and animals.
Umeasured reserves inlude newly discovered ____ ____ in the Gaza Strip, in Egypt, and under the Caspain SEa
Because of the heavy reliance on ____ oil prices fluctuate on the world market just like they did in 1997 and 1999 and the regions economy suffers.
iron ore and copper
Discoveries of ___ ___ and _____ deposits indicate that the region may contain up to 10% of the world's iron ore reserves.
The United Arab Emirates are investing in ____ _____ in banking, info technology, and tourism.