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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.

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Category I. New Postings

  1. Kurdish Language and its Dialects: Distribution Small | Large
  2. Religion and Politics in the Persian Gulf, 2017 Small | Large
  3. Christian Population of Middle East in 2014 Small | Large
  4. Mosul, Ethnic makeup of the city and environ in 2010 Small | Large
  5. Afghanistan's Federal Option Small | Large
  6. Iraq Ethnic Shift, 1947-2017 Small | Large
  7. Iraq's Federal Option Small | Large
  8. Syria's Federal Option 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 Iraq, Ethnic Composition in 2003 Small | Large
    14. Central Iraq Ethnic Makeup in 2015 Small | Large
    15. Iran, Ethnic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    16. Iraq, Ethnic groups (summary) Small | Large
    17. Iraq Ethnic Groups (detailed) Small | Large
    18. Iraq's Ethnic Makeup in 2014 (summary) Small | Large
    19. Iraq, Groups Divisions Small | Large
    20. Kirkuk Ethnic Makeup: City and Environs in 2014 Small | Large
    21. Kurds in the Middle East and Vicinity Small | Large
    22. Lebanon Ethnic Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    23. Lebanon Ethnic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    24. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Ethnic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    25. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Ethnic Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    26. Libya: Ethnic and Tribal Composition--Tripolitania Sector Small | Large
    27. Middle East, Ethnic Groups Small | Large
    28. Pakistan, Ethnic groups Small | Large
    29. Persian Gulf, Ethnic Groups Small | Large
    30. South Sudan, Ethnic Subdivisions Small | Large
    31. Southwest Arabia, The Yemen, Najran, Asir and Jazan: Ethno-Religious Makeup (detailed) Small | Large
    32. Sudan (north), Ethnic Subdivisions Small | Large
    33. Sudan (formerly united), Ethnic Subdivisions Small | Large
    34. Syria Ethnic Composition in 2010 (detailed) Small | Large
    35. Syria Ethnic Composition in 2010 (summary) Small | Large
    36. Greater Syria: Ethnic Composition in 1935 Small | Large
    37. Turkic Peoples of Middle East and Vicinity Small | Large
    38. Ukrainians and Russians in Caspian-Black Sea basin Small | Large
    39. Yemen, Ethnic and Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    40. 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. Iran, Religions (summary) Small | Large
    9. Iraq, Religions (summary) Small | Large
    10. Iraq Religions (detailed) Small | Large
    11. Iraq's Religious Makeup in 2014 Small | Large
    12. Islam Branches and Denominations Small | Large
    13. Islam's Branches and Denominations in the Middle East Small | Large
    14. Islam, Denominations, sects and divisions of Shiism Small | Large
    15. Islam, Sunni Denominations Small | Large
    16. Islamic World, Branches and Primary Divisions Small | Large
    17. Islamic World Small | Large
    18. Kurdistan, Religious Makeup Small | Large
    19. Lebanon Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    20. Lebanon Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large
    21. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large
    22. Levant (al-Shaam) - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    23. Libya Religion, Western Sector Small | Large
    24. Middle East, Religions Small | Large
    25. Pakistan, Religions Small | Large
    26. Persian Gulf, Religions Small | Large
    27. Persian Gulf, Religions (detailed) Small | Large
    28. Shias in the Core Areas of the Middle East Small | Large
    29. South Sudan Religions Small | Large
    30. Southwest Arabia, The Yemen, Najran, Asir and Jazan: Ethno-Religious Makeup (detailed) Small | Large
    31. Sudan (north) Religious Composition Small | Large
    32. Sudan (formerly united), Religious Composition Small | Large
    33. Syria Religious Composition in 2010 (detailed) Small | Large
    34. Syria Religious Composition in 2010 (summary) Small | Large
    35. West Africa Religious Composition Small | Large
    36. Yemen, Ethnic and Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    37. 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

  • Section F, 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 III. 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 IV. 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 V. Military and Strategic

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

Category VI. Administrative and Political

  • Section A, Afghanistan:

    1. Provinces of Afghanistan, 1964 Small | Large
    2. Provinces of Afghanistan, 1967 Small | Large
    3. Provinces of Afghanistan, 2001 Small | Large
    4. Provinces of Afghanistan, 2006 Small | Large
    5. Provinces of Afghanistan, 2012 Small | Large

  • Section B, Caucasus:

    1. Caucasus, Comparative Area Small | Large
    2. Caucasus, Administrative Subdivisions Small | Large
    3. Soviet "Red" Kurdistan Autonomous District (Rayon) in the Caucasus
      Small | Large

  • Section C, Central Asia and the Urals:

    1. Central Asia and the Urals Small | Large
    2. The Republics in the Urals and Northern Caucasus Small | Large

  • Section D, Iran:

    1. Iran, Cardinal Geographical Subdivisions Small | Large
    2. Provinces of Iran, 1934 Small | Large
    3. Provinces of Iran, 1958 Small | Large
    4. Provinces of Iran, 1986 Small | Large
    5. Provinces of Iran, 2006 Small | Large
    6. Provinces of Iran, 2010 Small | Large
    7. Provinces of Iran, 2013 Small | Large

  • Section E, Iraq:

    1. Provinces of Iraq, 1953 Small | Large
    2. Provinces of Iraq, 1958 Small | Large
    3. Provinces of Iraq, 1970 Small | Large
    4. Provinces of Iraq, 1975 Small | Large
    5. Provinces of Iraq, 1990 Small | Large
    6. Provinces of Iraq, 2009 Small | Large
    7. Provinces of Iraq, 2015 Small | Large
    8. Iraqi Elections of 2005, Provincial Results Small | Large
    9. Iraqi Elections of 2010, Provincial Results Small | Large

  • Section F, Kurdistan:

    1. Kurdish native provinces and subdivisions Small | Large
    2. Kurdish Regions of Iraq: Political Status in 1975 Small | Large
    3. Kurdish Regions of Iraq: Political Status in 1995 Small | Large
    4. Kurdish Regions of Iraq: Political Status in 2005 Small | Large
    5. Kurdish Regions of Iraq: Political Status in 2010 Small | Large
    6. Kurdistan: State Administrative Units in 2015 Small | Large
    7. Kurdish Regions of Iraq: Political Status in 2017 Small | Large

  • Section G, Middle East:

    1. Evolving Shia Crescent of Power in the Core Areas of the Middle East in 2015 Small | Large
    2. Greater Middle East, States and Territories Small | Large
    3. Greater Middle East, Geopolitical Subdivisions Small | Large
    4. Greater Middle East, Official State Languages Small | Large
    5. Greater Middle East, Primary Subdivisions Small | Large
    6. Shia Crescent at the Core of the Middle East Small | Large
    7. The Middle East (Small | Large)

  • Section H, Persian Gulf:

    1. Persian Gulf Administrative Units Small | Large
    2. Persian Gulf Region, Political Small | Large
    3. Strait of Hormuz (detailed) (Small | Large)
    4. Strait of Hormuz (summary) (Small | Large)
    5. Gulf of Bahrain (detailed) (Small | Large)
    6. Gulf of Bahrain (summary) (Small | Large)
    7. Upper Gulf (summary)

  • Section I, Saudi Arabia:

    1. Saudi Arabia's Federal Option Small | Large

  • Section J, South Sudan:

    1. South Sudan Demography and Administrative Subdivisions Small | Large

  • Section K, Syria:

    1. Provinces and Counties of Syria, 2010 Small | Large

  • Section L, Ukraine:

    1. Ukraine's Federal Option Small | Large

  • Section M, Yemen:

    1. Provinces of Yemen, 2010 Small | Large

Category VII. Geopolitical

  1. Middle East Energy Deposits in the Context of its Religious Makeup Small | Large
  2. Oil and Ethnicity in Eastern Saudi Arabia Small | Large
  3. Sykes-Picot Agreement, 1916 Small | Large

Category VIII. Other Map Collections

  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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