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Middle East

Middle East

Middle East
The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia and Egypt in North Africa. The corresponding adjective is Middle-Eastern and the derived noun is Middle-Easterner. Wikipedia



Country in the Middle East
Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. Wikipedia
Capital: Damascus
President: Bashar al-Assad
Currency: Syrian pound
Population: 18.43 million (2016) World Bank
Points of interest: Krak des Chevaliers, Umayyad Mosque, MORE

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Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza's colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor's hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs. The capital, Cairo, is home to Ottoman landmarks like Muhammad Ali Mosque and the Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities.
Capital: Cairo
Currency: Egyptian pound
President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Capital and largest city: Cairo; 30°2?N 31°13?E? / ?30.033°N 31.217°E

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State of Palestine

Palestine, officially the State of Palestine, is a de jure sovereign state in the Middle East claiming the West Bank and Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as the designated capital although its administrative center is located in Ramallah. Wikipedia
Capital: East Jerusalem
Area: 6,220 km²
President: Mahmoud Abbas
Population: 4.55 million (2014)
Prime minister: Rami Hamdallah
Currencies: Israeli new shekel, Egyptian pound, Jordanian dinar

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