Bahrain Google Maps

Bahrain

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Bahrain (BH). Explore satellite imagery of Manama, the capital city of Bahrain, on the Google Maps of the Middle East below.

Bahrain (GPS: 26 00 N, 50 33 E) is located in the Middle East, an archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia. The country’s area measurements are total: 760 sq km; land: 760 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC. The total irrigated land is 40 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Bahrain: Close to primary Middle Eastern petroleum sources. Strategic location in the Persian Gulf, through which much of the Western world’s petroleum must transit to reach the open ocean.

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Cyprus Google Maps

Cyprus

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Cyprus (CY). Explore satellite imagery of Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, on the Google Maps of the Middle East below.

Cyprus (GPS: 35 00 N, 33 00 E) is located in the Middle East, an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey; note – Cyprus views itself as part of Europe; geopolitically, it can be classified as falling within Europe, the Middle East, or both. The country’s area measurements are total: 9,251 sq km, land: 9,241 sq km, water: 10 sq km. This sovereign state is about 0.6 times the size of Connecticut. The total irrigated land is 460 sq km (2012).

One of Cyprus’s essential features is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily and Sardinia). Several small Cypriot enclaves exist within the Dhekelia Sovereign Base Area.

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Gaza Strip Google Maps

Gaza Strip

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Gaza Strip (GZ). Explore satellite imagery of N/A, the capital city of Gaza Strip, on the Google Maps of the Middle East below.

Gaza Strip (GPS: 31 25 N, 34 20 E) is located in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Israel. The country’s area measurements are total: 360 sq km; land: 360 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC. The total irrigated land is 240 sq km (2012).

One of the Gaza Strip’s essential features: A strategic strip of land along Mideast-North African trade routes has experienced an incredibly turbulent history. The town of Gaza itself has been besieged countless times in its history. There are no Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip settlements were evacuated in 2005.

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Iran Google Maps

Iran

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Iran (IR). Explore satellite imagery of Tehran, the capital city of Iran, on the Google Maps of the Middle East below.

Iran (GPS: 32 00 N, 53 00 E) is located in Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,648,195 sq km; land: 1,531,595 sq km, water: 116,600 sq km. This sovereign state is almost 2.5 times the size of Texas, slightly smaller than Alaska. The total irrigated land is 95,530 sq km (2012).

One of Iran’s essential features: Strategic location on the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, which are vital maritime pathways for crude oil transport.

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Iraq Google Maps

Iraq

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Iraq (IQ). Explore satellite imagery of Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq, on the Google Maps of the Middle East below.

Iraq (GPS: 33 00 N, 44 00 E) is located in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iran and Kuwait. The country’s area measurements are total: 438,317 sq km; land: 437,367 sq km, water: 950 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly more than three times the size of New York state. The total irrigated land is 35,250 sq km (2012).

One of Iraq’s critical features is the Shatt al Arab waterway’s strategic location and at the head of the Persian Gulf.

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Jordan Google Maps

Jordan

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Jordan (JO). Explore satellite imagery of Amman, the capital city of Jordan, on the Google Maps of the Middle East below.

Jordan (GPS: 31 00 N, 36 00 E) located in Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel (to the west) and Iraq. The country’s area measurements are total: 89,342 sq km; land: 88,802 sq km, water: 540 sq km. This sovereign state is about three-quarters the size of Pennsylvania, slightly smaller than Indiana. The total irrigated land is 964 sq km (2012).

One of the important features of Jordan: Strategic location at the Gulf of Aqaba and as the Arab country that shares the longest border with Israel and the occupied West Bank. The Dead Sea, the lowest point in Asia, and the second saltiest body of water in the world (after Lac Assal in Djibouti), lie on Jordan’s western border with Israel and the West Bank. Jordan is almost landlocked but does have a 26 km southwestern coastline with a single port, Al ‘Aqabah (Aqaba).

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Kuwait Google Maps

Kuwait

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Kuwait (KW). Explore satellite imagery of Kuwait City, the capital city of Kuwait, on the Google Maps of the Middle East below.

Kuwait (GPS: 29 30 N, 45 45 E) located in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The country’s area measurements are total: 17,818 sq km; land: 17,818 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly smaller than New Jersey. The total irrigated land is 105 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Kuwait: Strategic location at the head of the Persian Gulf.

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Lebanon Google Maps

Lebanon

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Lebanon (LB). Explore satellite imagery of Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, on the Google Maps of the Middle East below.

Lebanon (GPS: 33 50 N, 35 50 E) located in Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Israel and Syria. The country’s area measurements are total: 10,400 sq km; land: 10,230 sq km, water: 170 sq km. This sovereign state is about one-third the size of Maryland. The total irrigated land is 1,040 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Lebanon: Smallest country in continental Asia. Nahr el Litani is the only major river in Near East, not crossing an international boundary. Rugged terrain historically helped isolate, protect, and develop numerous factional groups based on religion, clan, and ethnicity.

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Oman Google Maps

Oman

Free and always accurate driving directions, Google Maps, traffic information for Oman (OM). Explore satellite imagery of Muscat, the capital city of Oman, on the Google Maps of the Middle East below.

Oman (GPS: 21 00 N, 57 00 E) located in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and the Persian Gulf, between Yemen and the UAE. The country’s area measurements are total: 309,500 sq km; land: 309,500 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is twice the size of Georgia, slightly smaller than Kansas. The total irrigated land is 590 sq km (2012).

One of the essential features of Oman: Consists of Oman proper and two northern exclaves, Musandam and Al Madhah. The former is a peninsula that occupies a strategic location adjacent to the Strait of Hormuz, a vital transit point for world crude oil.

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