Middle east world map. The countries on this map are the ones that have been traditionally considered the middle east. What followed was an extraordinary year as pro democracy rebellions erupted across the middle east. The description middle has also led to some confusion over changing definitions. Before the first world war near east was used in english to refer to the balkans and the ottoman empire while middle east referred to iran the caucasus afghanistan central asia and turkestan.
More specifically it covers an approximate distance of 5600 kilometers. It has an overall population of approximately 300 million people and surrounds the countries of turkey. Middle east generally refers to the region in southwestern asia roughly the arabian peninsula and the surrounding area including iran turkey egypt. As of 03 september 2017 the insead middle east campus in abu dhabi is located in al khatem tower opposite the abu dhabi global market on al maryah island.
The los angeles times festival of books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers poets artists filmmakers musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. 70 of the worlds countries. Today the middle east is defined as an area which extends from the atlantic ocean west to afghanistan east. The vast size of the mediterranean and middle east theatre saw interconnected naval land and air campaigns fought for control of the mediterranean north africa the horn of africa the middle east and southern europe.
The mediterranean and middle east theatre was a major theatre of operations during the second world war.