The Middle East and the Near East
By Keefe I., 5th Grade
The Middle East and the Near East consist of 14 countries together: Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, and last of all, Iran. The Middle East harvests the most oil in the world. The Middle East and the Near East are 2 of my 4 favorite regions in the world. The Middle East and the Near East border these countries: Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Egypt. Some people consider Egypt as the Middle East, but I consider it in the region of North Africa. Yet again some people think Azerbaijan is part of the Middle East, but it is Muslim, so I can see where they’re coming from. I consider Azerbaijan in the Caucasus region. The capitals of each country: Near East: Turkey: Ankara; Syria: Damascus; Lebanon: Beirut; Israel: Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv-Yafo; Jordan: Amman. Middle East: Saudi Arabia: Riyadh; Yemen: Sana’a’; Oman: Muscat; United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi; Qatar: Doha; Bahrain: Manama; Kuwait: Kuwait City; Iraq: Baghdad; Iran: Tehran. I hope you learned a lot! Bye!