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All maps and their accompanying texts 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 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 that requires licensing, please contact him at Izady@RiskReductionStrategies.org.


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

Will Durant



New Postings

  1. Central Iraq, Ethnic changes since 2003 Small | Large
  2. Islam, its Branches and Denominations Worldwide Small | Large
  3. Ethnic Ukrainians and Russians in Caspian-Black Sea basin Small | Large
  4. Iraq's Federal Option Small | Large
  5. Syria's Federal Option Small | Large
  6. Christian Population of Middle East in 1914 Small | Large
  7. Central Asia and Vicinity, Religious Composition Small | Large
  8. Southwest Arabia, The Yemen, Najran, Asir and Jazan: Ethno-Religious Makeup (detailed) Small | Large

Ethnographic and Cultural

  1. Ethnicity:
    • Afghanistan, Ethnic Groups (detailed) Small | Large
    • Afghanistan, Ethnic Groups (summary) Small | Large
    • Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition in 2003 Small | Large
    • Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition in 2006 Small | Large
    • Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition in early 2007 Small | Large
    • Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition in late 2007 Small | Large
    • Baghdad, Iraq, Ethnic composition by the end of 2009 Small | Large
    • Baghdad Ethnic Changes and Resource Comparison Small | Large
    • Baluch Ethnic Distribution in Southwest Asia Small | Large
    • Caucasus and the Vicinity, Ethno-Linguistic Groups (summary) Small | Large
    • The Caucasus, Ethno-Linguistic Makeup (detailed) Small | Large
    • Central Iraq, Ethnic Composition in 2003 Small | Large
    • Iraq, Ethnic groups Small | Large
    • Kurds in the Middle East and Vicinity Small | Large
    • Lebanon Ethnic Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Lebanon Ethnic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    • Levant - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Ethnic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    • Levant - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Ethnic Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Middle East, Ethnic Groups Small | Large
    • Pakistan, Ethnic groups Small | Large
    • Persian Gulf, Ethnic Groups Small | Large
    • South Sudan, Ethnic Subdivisions Small | Large
    • Sudan (north), Ethnic Subdivisions Small | Large
    • Sudan (formerly united), Ethnic Subdivisions Small | Large
    • Syria Ethnic Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Syria Ethnic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    • Greater Syria: Ethnic Composition in 1935 Small | Large
    • Turkic Peoples of Middle East and Vicinity Small | Large
    • Yemen, Ethnic and Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Yemen, Ethnic and Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large

  2. Cultural and Historical Zones:
    • Afghanistan Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    • Iran Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    • Iraq Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    • Middle East Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    • Persian Gulf Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    • Syria Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large
    • Yemen Cultural and Historical Zones Small | Large

  3. Languages:
    • Afghanistan, Languages (detailed) Small | Large
    • Afghanistan, Languages (summary) Small | Large
    • Caucasus, Linguistic Grouping Small | Large
    • Caucasus and the Vicinity, Ethno-Linguistic Groups (summary) Small | Large
    • The Caucasus, Ethno-Linguistic Makeup (detailed) Small | Large
    • Central Asia, Languages (summary) Small | Large
    • Central Asia and Vicinity, Languages Small | Large
    • Iran, Languages (summary) Small | Large
    • Iranian/Iranic Family of Languages Small | Large
    • Iraq, Languages Small | Large
    • Islamic World, Primary Languages Small | Large
    • Greater Middle East, Official State Languages Small | Large
    • Islamic World, Primary Language Small | Large
    • Levant - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Linguisitc Composition (summary) Small | Large
    • Levant - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Linguisitc Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Middle East, Languages Small | Large
    • Middle East Language Families Small | Large
    • North Africa, Languages Small | Large
    • Pakistan, Languages Small | Large
    • Persian Gulf, Languages Small | Large
    • Persian Language Distribution Small | Large
    • South Sudan, Languages Small | Large
    • Sudan (formerly united), Languages Small | Large
    • Syria Linguistic Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Syria Linguistic Composition (summary) Small | Large
    • Turkic Languages of Middle East and Vicinity Small | Large

  4. Religion:
    • Afghanistan, Religions (detailed) Small | Large
    • Afghanistan, Religions (summary) Small | Large
    • Caucasus, Religious Composition Small | Large
    • Caucasus and Vicinity: Religious Diversity Small | Large
    • Iran, Religions (summary) Small | Large
    • Iraq, Religions Small | Large
    • Islam, Denominations, sects and divisions of Shiism Small | Large
    • Islam, Denominations, sects and divisions of Sunnism Small | Large
    • Islamic World Small | Large
    • Lebanon Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Lebanon Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large
    • Levant - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large
    • Levant - Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Middle East, Religions Small | Large
    • Pakistan, Religions Small | Large
    • Persian Gulf, Religions Small | Large
    • Shias in the Core Areas of the Middle East Small | Large
    • South Sudan Religions Small | Large
    • Sudan (north) Religious Composition Small | Large
    • Sudan (formerly united), Religious Composition Small | Large
    • Syria Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Syria Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large
    • Yemen, Ethnic and Religious Composition (detailed) Small | Large
    • Yemen, Ethnic and Religious Composition (summary) Small | Large

  5. Tribes and Tribal Associations:
    • Afghanistan Tribes Small | Large
    • Iranian tribes and environmental provinces Small | Large
    • Kurdish Tribal Confederacies and Family Clans Small | Large
    • Pashtun Tribal Confederacies in Afghanistan and Pakistan Small | Large
    • Yemen Tribes and Clans Small | Large

  6. Demography and Population Density:
    • Afghanistan, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    • Caucasus, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    • Iran, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    • Lebanon, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    • Syria, Demography and Population Density Small | Large
    • Yemen, Demography and Population Density Small | Large

Economy, Natural Resources and Environment

  • Clarence Strait, Strait of Hormuz and Qeshm Island Ecosystem Small | Large
  • Oil and Gas Deposits in the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea Basins Small | Large
  • Persian Gulf, Morphology and Bathymetry Small | Large

Historical

Military and Strategic

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

Administrative, Political and Geopolitical

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

  3. Central Asia and the Urals:
    • Central Asia and the Urals Small | Large
    • The Republics in the Urals and Northern Caucasus Small | Large

  4. Iran:
  5. Iraq:
  6. Islam:
    • Primary Oil and Gas Deposits in the Middle East and its Shia Majority Areas
      Small | Large

      There is a very strong correlation between distribution of the Shias in the Middle East and the Caucasus and the those of oil and natural gas resources. This is true from the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf.

      Even the Saudi oil deposits are primarily found under the Shia-inhabited districts of Hasa, Qatif, and Hofuf (reconfigured into "Eastern Province" in modern Saudi Arabia), and the Saudi continental shelf extending from there into the Gulf .

      The same is likewise true of Iraq. Three-quarters of all oil deposits in that state are within the Shia-inhabited areas, with the rest largely in the Kurdish north.

  7. Kurdistan:
    • Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq, 1974-1991 Small | Large
    • Liberated Areas of Iraqi Kurdistan, 1992-2003 Small | Large
    • De Facto Federated Iraqi Kurdistan, 2003-2005 Small | Large
    • Kurdish native provinces and subdivisions Small | Large

  8. Middle East:
  9. Persian Gulf:
  10. South Sudan:
    • South Sudan Demography and Administrative Subdivisions Small | Large

  11. Syria:
    • Provinces and Counties of Syria, 2010 Small | Large

  12. Yemen:

Other Map Collections

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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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