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Unit 7: Southwest Asia | Cultural Geography


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Chapter 16: Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey

  • TurkishEmbassy.org— Substantial overview of Turkey’s founding father, the various government branches, and notable locations with a large photo gallery (English option available in upper right-hand corner)   
  • CIA The World Factbook: Turkey—Information on the country’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.

Cyprus

The Mandate of Syria

Syria

Lebanon

The Mandate of Palestine

Israel

  • Israel— Official tourism site with in-depth historical facts, tourist information, Jewish and Christian themed interests, and an extensive photo gallery
  • Israel: Ministry of Foreign Affairs— Official government site with extensive Israeli background information, current politics, headlines, and international affairs coverage

Jordan

  • Experience Jordan—Official tourism site features an extensive photo gallery and historical, cultural, and religious information on Jordan’s most well-known locations
  • Embassy of Jordan, Washington D.C.— Official government site with information on present officials, Iranian culture and history, and current headline

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Chapter 17: The Persian Gulf

Saudi Arabia

Yemen

  • CIA The World Factbook: Yemen—Information on the country's people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
  • Yemen Tourism—Official tourism site with maps, photos, and general information overview

Oman

United Arab Emirates

  • CIA The World Factbook: United Arab Emirates—Information on the country’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, and military
  • UAE Interact— Supported by the National Media Council, this site comprehensively covers UAE culture, business, education, etc.

Qatar

 Bahrain

Kuwait

  • Kuwaitiah.net—Links to information on various aspects of Kuwaiti culture
  • Visit Kuwait—General information overview of Kuwaiti’s governmental, educational, and commercial enterprises

Iraq

  • World InfoZone—Brief but informative country profile and photo gallery
  • AtlasTours : Iraq—Historical background of each of Iraq’s main ancient cities

Iran

  • CIA The World Factbook: Iran—Information on the country’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.
  • Irpedia—Official tourism site with detailed information on notable places, cultural background, and tourism guidelines

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Chapter 18: The Caucasus and Central Asia

The Countries of the Caucasus

Georgia

  • Georgia Revealed—A photographic and journalistic record of the experiences of an expedition of photographers and journalists to explore history, culture, and nature in Georgia
  • Georgia: Europe Started Here—Official tourism site with information on Georgian history, culture, and notable destinations

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Central Asia

Kazakhstan

  • Embassy of Kazakhstan—Official site with historical, political, and cultural information, current headlines, and a photo gallery
  • CIA The World Factbook: Kazakhstan—Information on the country’s people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, etc.

Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

  • Central Asia—Covers the Central Asian countries in detail with photos and national statistics
  • Tourism.uz—Provides information on local customs, notable places, and historic sites

Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan

Afghanistan


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