Essay on Southwest Asia

1005 Words Oct 13th, 2011 5 Pages
Southwest Asia is the term geographers’ use when referring to the Middle East. "Middle East" is a political term coined by the British in the 1930's to distinguish the region from both the Far East, which included China, Japan and Indochina, and the Near East, which included portions of Western Europe. All of these areas are truly only "east" of Europe. In order to emphasize a more global perspective, geographers prefer to use the politically neutral term "Southwest Asia" because it does not connote a Western European bias.

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Southwest Asia is consist of the following countries:

1. Armenia 2. Azerbaijan 3. Bahrain 4. Cyprus 5. Georgia 6. Iraq 7. Israel 8. Jordan 9. Kuwait 10. Lebanon
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• Public and private festivals are held on the island throughout the year.

4. Azem Palace in Syria

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Azem Palace (Arabic: قصر العظم‎) is a palace in Damascus, Syria which was originally built in 1750 as a residence for the Ottoman governor of Damascus As'ad Pasha al-Azm. The palace now houses the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions.

5. Okefenokee Swamp Park in Georgia

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The Wonderworld of Okefenokee is a significant part of America's heritage, a beautifully preserved segment of what was here when America began. Headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Mary's Rivers, Okefenokee is a National Wildlife Refuge and an impressive recent addition to the National Wilderness System. Okefenokee Swamp Park is a convenient point of entry and a magnificent show-window for this natural wonderland. The park lily-decked water trails, with their miraculously reflective waters mirroring overhanging beauty, lead to all points in this vast wilderness of islands, lakes, jungles, forest and prairies.
Okefenokee Swamp Park is a rare experience for every member of the family. Extravagantly beautiful, the swamp, nearly a half million acres, carries you back into the world's pre-history. Interpretive exhibits, lectures, wildlife shows, boat tours on original Indian Waterways, wilderness walkways, Pioneer Island, native animals in their own habitat, all combine to weave a spell of

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