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Israel: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Israel – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Jerusalem Location: On the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel has borders with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt Area: 20, 770 sq km National composition: Jews (90%), Arabs (many Palestinian Arabs live in various Arab nations) Religions: Judaism , Islam, Christianity Official languages: Herbrew, Arabic Currency: Shekel = 100 new agora Administrative divisions: 6 …

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Saudi Arabia: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Saudi Arabia – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Riyadh Location: In the Arabian Peninsula, between the Persian (or Arabian) Gulf, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. It has borders with Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, the Yemen Arab Republic and South Yemen (Yemen PDR) Area: 2,149,690 sq km National composition: Mostly Arabs, with Indian, Pakistani, African and European …

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South Yemen: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

South Yemen – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Aden Location: On the coast of the Gulf of Aden, in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula. The Yemen People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has borders with Saudi Arabia, Oman and the Yemen Arab Republic. The country also includes the islands of Kamaran and Perim in the Red Sea, and the island of Socotra in …

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United Arab Emirates: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

United Arab Emirates – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

Sytesm of government: Federation of seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Umm al Qaiwain, Fujairah and Ras al Khaimah. The seven emirs form the Supreme Council; one emir serves as President Capital: Abu Dhabi Location: In the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula on the coast of the Persian Gulf; land borders with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman Area: …

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Qatar: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Qatar – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Emirate Capital: Doha (Dauha) Location: On the Qatar Peninsula which projects into the Persian Gulf from the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar has borders with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Area: 11,000 sq km National composition: Mostly Arabs, with immigrants from other Arab countries Religion: Islam Official language: Arabic Currency: Qatar riyal = …

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Oman: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Oman – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Sultante Capital: Muscat Location: In the south-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, Oman has borders with the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the Yemen PDR Area: 212,457 sq km National composition: Arabs (90%), Indian, Pakistani and Iranian minorities Religion: Islam Official language: Arabic Currency: Oman riyal =1,000 baiza Administrative divisions: 10 provinces Other major cities: Metrah …

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Bahrain: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Bahrain – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Sheikhdom Capital: Manama Location: A group of islands in the Gulf of Bahrain (part of the Persian Gulf) off the coast of Saudi Arabia Area: 622 sq km National composition: Arabs Religion: Islam Official language: Arabic Currency: Bahrain dinar = 1,000 fils Climate: Hot and arid Bahrain’s economy is based entirely on oil, although revenue from oil …

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Kuwait: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Kuwait – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Sheikhdom Capital: Kuwait City Location: In the north-western corner of the Persian Gulf; land borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Kuwait also includes several offshore islands Area: 17,818 sq km National composition: Arabs (about half are indigenous Kuwaitis and the rest are immigrants from other Arab nations) Religion: Islam Official language: Arabic Currency: Kuwaiti dinar=1,000 fils Administrative …

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Iraq: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Iraq – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Baghdad Location: Iraq has a short coastline on the Persian Gulf in the south-east. It is bounded by Turkey to the north, Iran to the north-east, Kuwait to the south-east, Saudi Arabia to the south, and Jordan and Syria to the west Area: 434,924 sq km National composition: Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens, Armenians, Iranians, Turks Religion: …

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Iran: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Iran – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Tehran Location: In south-western Asia, Iran is bounded by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south, Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, the USSR to the north, and Iraq and Turkey to the west Area: 1,648,000 sq km National composition: Persian (Farsi), roughly two-thirds of the population; one-fourth Turki, some Kurds …

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