In a few words, describe the Middle East.
The Middle East is a region in Southwest Asia and North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west and the Arabian Sea to the east. A variety of countries make up the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), including Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. The Dead Sea Depression is the lowest point on Earth (roughly 415 meters below sea level), and includes the Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Jordan River, cultivated land, and settled communities. Saudi Arabia is the largest country by land area in the Middle East
The Middle East: An Overview
The region is home to the world's oldest civilizations and many major religions, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Today, the region is home to more than 400 million people and is the site of ongoing political and military conflict. The majority of Muslims do not live in the Middle East. More Muslims live in South Asia than in the Middle East and North Africa combined. The country with the world?s largest Muslim population is Indonesia, which is in South Asia, not the Middle East. The majority of Arabs are Muslims, but the majority of Muslims are not Arabs.
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The term “mocha” is derived from the city of Mocha in Yemen, where coffee production was commercialized by the year 1400. Coffee houses were first popularized in the capital city of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, in the sixteenth century. Istanbul is the only city to occupy two continents. Three of the seven wonders of the ancient world are in the Middle East: the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Cairo, Egypt is the largest city in the Middle East with a population of roughly 16 million.
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What are the three main religious groups in the Middle East and how do their beliefs conflict? (Complete Paragraph(s))
'Arabic' is a common language spoken in which part of the world?
- The Middle East
- South America
What is the largest country in the Middle East by area?
- Saudi Arabia
What is the dominant religion in the Middle East?
Which country is considered to be the birthplace of three major religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam?
Which sea borders much of Israel's western coastline?
- Mediterranean Sea
- Red Sea
- Black Sea