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All infographs, maps and their accompanying texts, statistics and data that are hosted by this Gulf/2000 web site are original, authored and produced by Dr. Michael Izady who retains exclusive copyright to them all. They are frequently upgraded by him as well as new ones being posted.

These works are NOT in public domain and are protected by the US and International Intellectual Property laws.They may not be used for reposting, reprinting or copying without a written permission of Dr. Izady, the author.

These infographs and maps may be used for personal use by noting the origin as Dr. Izady (as the author) and Gulf/2000 (as the host). For publication or any other public and commercial usage, please contact him to obtain the relevant and required licenses at IzadyM@Yahoo.com or Izady@RiskReductionStrategies.org.


Let us look at the map, for maps, like faces, are the signature of history.

Will Durant


Categories:

I.New Postings
II.Ethnographic and Cultural
III.Demography and Population Density
IV.Economy, Natural Resources and Environment
V.Historical
VI.Military and Strategic
VII.Administrative and Political
VIII.Geopolitical


Category I. New Postings

  1. Iraq Turkoman population (detailed) Small | Large
  2. Central Asia Ethnic composition of Core Areas (detailed) Small | Large
  3. Kurdish Language and its Dialects: Distribution Small | Large
  4. Religion and Politics in the Persian Gulf, 2017 Small | Large
  5. Iraq Ethnic Shift, 1947-2017 Small | Large

Category II. Ethnographic and Cultural

  • Section A, Ethnicity:

    1. Afghanistan, Ethnic Groups (detailed) Small | Large
    2. Afghanistan, Ethnic Groups (summary) Small | Large
    3. Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition in 2003 Small | Large
    4. Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition in 2006 Small | Large
    5. Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition in early 2007 Small | Large
    6. Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition in late 2007 Small | Large
    7. Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition by the end of 2009 Small | Large
    8. Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition in 2015 Small | Large
    9. Baghdad Ethnic Changes and Resource Comparison Small | Large
    10. Baluch Ethnic Distribution in Southwest Asia Small | Large
    11. The Caucasus, Ethno-Linguistic Makeup (summary) Small | Large
    12. The Caucasus, Ethno-Linguistic Makeup (detailed) Small | Large
    13. Central Asia and Vicinity, Ethnicity Small | Large
    14. Central Iraq, Ethnic Composition in 2003 Small | Large
    15. Central Iraq Ethnic Makeup in 2015 Small | Large
    16. Iran, Ethnic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    17. Iraq, Ethnic Groups, 2000 (summary) Small | Large
    18. Iraq, Ethnic Groups, 2015 (summary) Small | Large
    19. Iraq, Ethnic Groups, 2015 (detailed) Small | Large
    20. Iraq, Groups Divisions Small | Large
    21. Kirkuk Ethnic Makeup: City and Environs in 2014 Small | Large
    22. Kurds in the Middle East and Vicinity Small | Large
    23. Lebanon Ethnic Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    24. Lebanon Ethnic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    25. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Ethnic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    26. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Ethnic Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    27. Libya: Ethnic and Tribal Composition--Tripolitania Sector Small | Large
    28. Middle East, Ethnic Groups Small | Large
    29. Mosul, Ethnic makeup of the city and environ in 2010 Small | Large
    30. Pakistan, Ethnic groups Small | Large
    31. Persian Gulf, Ethnic Groups Small | Large
    32. South Sudan, Ethnic Subdivisions Small | Large
    33. Southwest Arabia, The Yemen, Najran, Asir and Jazan: Ethno-Religious Makeup (detailed) Small | Large
    34. Sudan (north), Ethnic Subdivisions Small | Large
    35. Sudan (formerly united), Ethnic Subdivisions Small | Large
    36. Syria Ethnic Composition in 2010 (detailed) Small | Large
    37. Syria Ethnic Composition in 2010 (summary) Small | Large
    38. Greater Syria: Ethnic Composition in 1935 Small | Large
    39. Turkic Peoples of Middle East and Vicinity Small | Large
    40. Ukrainians and Russians in Caspian-Black Sea basin Small | Large
    41. Yemen, Ethnic and Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    42. Yemen, Ethnic and Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large

  • Section B, Cultural and Historical Zones:

    1. Afghanistan Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    2. Arabia: Cultural-Historical Zones Small | Large
    3. Iran Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    4. Iraq Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    5. Libya: Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    6. Middle East Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    7. Persian Gulf Cultural and Historical Domain Small | Large
    8. Syria Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    9. Yemen Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large

  • Section C, Languages:

    1. Afghanistan, Languages (detailed) Small | Large
    2. Afghanistan, Languages (summary) Small | Large
    3. Caucasus, Linguistic Grouping Small | Large
    4. The Caucasus, Ethno-Linguistic Makeup (summary) Small | Large
    5. The Caucasus, Ethno-Linguistic Makeup (detailed) Small | Large
    6. Central Asia, Languages (summary) Small | Large
    7. Central Asia and Vicinity, Languages Small | Large
    8. Greater Middle East, Official State Languages Small | Large
    9. Iran, Languages in 2000 Small | Large
    10. Iran, Languages in 2014 Small | Large
    11. Iranian/Iranic Family of Languages Small | Large
    12. Iraq, Languages (summary) Small | Large
    13. Islamic World, Primary Languages Small | Large
    14. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Linguisitc Composition (summary) Small | Large
    15. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Linguisitc Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    16. Middle East, Languages Small | Large
    17. Middle East Language Families Small | Large
    18. North Africa, Languages Small | Large
    19. Pakistan, Languages Small | Large
    20. Persian Gulf, Languages Small | Large
    21. Persian Language Distribution Small | Large
    22. South Sudan, Languages Small | Large
    23. Sudan (formerly united), Languages Small | Large
    24. Syria Linguistic Composition in 2010 (detailed) Small | Large
    25. Syria Linguistic Composition in 2010 (summary) Small | Large
    26. Turkic Languages of Middle East and Vicinity Small | Large
    27. Yemen, Languages (detailed) Small | Large

  • Section D, Religion:

    1. Afghanistan Religions (detailed) Small | Large
    2. Afghanistan Religions (summary) Small | Large
    3. Caucasus Religious Composition Small | Large
    4. Caucasus and Vicinity: Religious Diversity Small | Large
    5. Central Asia Religious Composition Small | Large
    6. Central Asia and Vicinity Religious Composition Small | Large
    7. Christian Population of Middle East in 1914 Small | Large
    8. Christian Population of Middle East in 2014 Small | Large
    9. Iran Religions (summary) Small | Large
    10. Iraq Religions (summary) Small | Large
    11. Iraq Religions (detailed) Small | Large
    12. Iraq's Religious Makeup in 2014 Small | Large
    13. Islam Branches and Denominations Small | Large
    14. Islam's Branches and Denominations in the Middle East Small | Large
    15. Islam, Denominations, sects and divisions of Shiism Small | Large
    16. Islam, Sunni Denominations Small | Large
    17. Islamic World Branches and Primary Divisions Small | Large
    18. Islamic World Small | Large
    19. Kurdistan Religious Makeup Small | Large
    20. Lebanon Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    21. Lebanon Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large
    22. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large
    23. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    24. Libya Religion, Western Sector Small | Large
    25. Middle East Religions Small | Large
    26. Pakistan Religions Small | Large
    27. Persian Gulf Religions Small | Large
    28. Persian Gulf Religions (detailed) Small | Large
    29. Shias in the Core Areas of the Middle East Small | Large
    30. South Sudan Religions Small | Large
    31. Southwest Arabia, The Yemen, Najran, Asir and Jazan: Ethno-Religious Makeup (detailed) Small | Large
    32. Sudan (north) Religious Composition Small | Large
    33. Sudan (formerly united) Religious Composition Small | Large
    34. Syria Religious Composition in 2010 (detailed) Small | Large
    35. Syria Religious Composition in 2010 (summary) Small | Large
    36. West Africa Religious Composition Small | Large
    37. Yemen Ethnic and Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    38. Yemen Ethnic and Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large

  • Section E, Tribes and Tribal Associations:

    1. Afghanistan Tribes Small | Large
    2. Iranian tribes and environmental provinces Small | Large
    3. Kurdish Tribal Confederacies and Family Clans Today Small | Large
    4. Kurdish Tribal Confederacies and Family Clans in 1835 Small | Large
    5. Libya: Ethnic and Tribal Composition--Tripolitania Sector Small | Large
    6. Libya Tribes and Clans Small | Large
    7. Pashtun Tribal Confederacies in Afghanistan and Pakistan Small | Large
    8. Saudi Arabia Tribes and Tribal Composition Small | Large
    9. Syria, Tribal Composition Small | Large
    10. Yemen Tribes and Clans Small | Large

Category III. Demography and Population Density

    1. Afghanistan, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    2. Caucasus, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    3. Iran, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    4. Iraq, Demography and Population Dynamics Small | Large
    5. Lebanon, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    6. Syria, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    7. Yemen, Demography and Population Density Small | Large

Category IV. Economy, Natural Resources and Environment

    1. Clarence Strait, Strait of Hormuz and Qeshm Island Ecosystem Small | Large
    2. Oil and Gas Resources and Facilities in Iraqi Kurdistan Small | Large
    3. Oil and Gas Deposits in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea Basins in 2014 Small | Large
    4. Oil and Gas Deposits in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea Basins in 2017 Small | Large
    5. Persian Gulf, Morphology and Bathymetry Small | Large
    6. Primary Oil and Gas Deposits in the Urals, Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf Basins Small | Large

Category V. Historical

  • Section A, Arabia:

    1. Arabia: Political Divisions in AD 1900 Small | Large
    2. Saudi Arabia, Advent and Territorial Expansion: 1902-1934 Small | Large
    3. Saudi Arabia, Territorial Expansion and Boundary Issues: 1934-Present Small | Large

  • Section B, Iran:

    1. Iran, Qajar Dynasty Territorial Legacy Small | Large
    2. Iranian Takeover of Territories in the Persian Gulf Small | Large
    3. Iran Territorial Changes (summary) Small | Large
    4. Iran Territorial Changes since 1790s (detailed) Small | Large

  • Section C, Kurdistan:

    1. Kurdish kingdoms and principalities in 1835 Small | Large
    2. Kurdish states in 1835 (detailed) Small | Large

  • Section D, Middle East:

    1. Islam's Shia Centuries Small | Large
    2. Islamic States in AD 985 (detailed) Small | Large
    3. Islamic States in AD 985 (summary) Small | Large
    4. Islamic States in AD 1185 (detailed) Small | Large
    5. Islamic States in AD 1185 (summary) Small | Large
    6. Islamic States ca. AD 1260 (detailed) Small | Large
    7. Islamic States ca. AD 1260 (summary) Small | Large
    8. Islamic States in AD 1350: The Period of Fragmentation (detailed) Small | Large
    9. Islamic States ca. AD 1405 Small | Large
    10. Islamic States ca. AD 1450 Small | Large
    11. Islamic States ca. AD 1510 Small | Large
    12. Islamic States ca. AD 1550 (detailed) Small | Large
    13. Islamic States ca. AD 1550 (summary) Small | Large
    14. Islamic States ca. AD 1600 (summary) Small | Large
    15. Islamic States ca. AD 1600 (detailed) Small | Large
    16. Islamic States ca. AD 1625 Small | Large
    17. Islamic States ca. AD 1700 Small | Large
    18. Islamic States ca. AD 1735 Small | Large
    19. Islamic States ca. AD 1750 Small | Large
    20. Islamic States ca. AD 1800 Small | Large
    21. Islamic States ca. AD 1840 Small | Large
    22. Islamic States ca. AD 1850 Small | Large
    23. Islamic States ca. AD 1875 Small | Large
    24. Islamic States ca. AD 1900 Small | Large
    25. Islamic States ca. AD 1925 Small | Large
    26. Islamic States ca. AD 1950 Small | Large
    27. Islamic States ca. AD 2000 Small | Large

Category VI. Military and Strategic

  1. US Military Bases and Facilities in the Middle East and Vicinity Small | Large

Category VII. Administrative and Political

Category VIII. Geopolitical

  1. Afghanistan's Federal Option Small | Large
  2. Iraq's Federal Option Small | Large
  3. Middle East Energy Deposits in the Context of its Religious Makeup Small | Large
  4. Oil and Ethnicity in Eastern Saudi Arabia Small | Large
  5. Shia Crescent of Power in the Core Areas of the Middle East in 2008 Small | Large
  6. Shia Crescent of Power in the Core Areas of the Middle East in 2015 Small | Large
  7. Sykes-Picot Agreement, 1916 Small | Large
  8. Syria's Federal Option Small | Large


Other helpful resources

  1. The ministries of Defense and Interior of the Republic of Austria have jointly published an Atlas of Syria and the Middle East & North Africa.

  2. The ministries of Defense and Interior of the Republic of Austria have jointly published an Atlas of Syria.

  3. World Oil Chokepoints
    Maps and descriptive material/statistics concerning the flow of oil throughout the world, by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA)

  4. Irancarto: Maps and cartographic studies on Iran and the Iranian world
    A vast array of maps dealing with Iran; edited by Bernard Hourcade of Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. Covers population, education, housing, economy, culture, gender, languages, politics, environment, urban studies. Sophisticated three language (French/English/Persian) searches can be conducted by subject, key-word, place name, period, scale, and author.

  5. Rulers of the Middle East over the last 5,000 years

  6. An interactive PBS Map of the Middle East
    Click on "Historic Political Borders" tab to see how the configuration of the Middle East has changed over time.

  7. UN Cartographic Section
    Over 100 maps, including 13 of the Middle East and 6 of Gulf states (PDF format)

  8. The Library of US Congress map collection is an extremely valuable site for the maps of early modern Middle East and the Gulf as well as the modern ones.

    The digital maps on this site are listed in alphabetical order. Use the "Next page" button at the bottom of each page to advance forward. Use "Previous page" button to return. Click on the "Zoom In" choice circles followed by a click on the map above it to get to the resolution that you need. For downloading, use the "Navigator View" box on the upper right hand side to choose the frame that you like to download. All users must credit the Library of Congress for these maps if included in their presentations.

  9. The Harvard Map Collection is the oldest map collection in America with ca. 400,000 maps, over 6,000 atlases, and several thousand reference books. Topographic maps, nautical charts and thematic maps provide an excellent research collection representing all chronological periods and notable map makers, many of them digitally available on their web site, including historical images and the Harvard Geospatial Library.

  10. University of Texas Austin - Map Collection
    An excellent collection of maps of the Middle East.

  11. 40 maps comparing the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to the world on a variety of different characteristics, by bqdoha.com, a business portal in the Gulf. http://www.bqdoha.com/2013/08/the-gulf-explained-in-20-maps and http://www.bqdoha.com/2013/09/gulf-explained-40-maps-part-2


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