Middle East

The Middle East is a region in Western , between the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The term "Middle East" was created by the British in the 19th century, and there is no coherent definition; it is a political term as much as geographical, but also Eurocentric, implying that it separates "the West" from the Far East.

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“Istanbul was Constantinople. Now it's , not Constantinople” — Jimmy Kennedy, , 1953 is a city of fantastic history, culture and beauty.

is a cosmopolitan metropolis and global city on the Arabian Peninsula.

is a transcontinental country, consisting of the Anatolian region of West , and on the Balkan peninsula in .


The is a region located between the Black and Caspian Seas.

The State of is a small yet diverse country bordered by and the to the southwest, by the and to the east, and by and to the north.

is a large country between the Gulf of Oman, the , and the Caspian Sea.

The consist of two physically separate entities, the and the , in the .

The is a federation of seven emirates on the eastern side of the Arabian peninsula, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

is an Arab kingdom in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the River.

The Sultanate of is on the eastern side of the Arabian Peninsula.

The Republic of is a country in the at the Mediterranean Sea.

is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of .

is a kingdom which geographically dominates the Arabian peninsula, with coastlines on the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea.

was one of the larger states of the but is now in prospect of fragmentation.

is a republic in the , north-west of the Persian Gulf.

is a rich Arab state occupying a small peninsula extending into the Persian Gulf to the north of , east of and west of the .

is on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, and sharing borders with and .

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Middle East

  • Location: 
  • Population:  371,000,000
  • Latitude of center:  28° 32' 7.3" (28.5354°) north
  • Longitude of center:  48° 25' 46" (48.4295°) east
  • Wikidata:  Middle East
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Middle East

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