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Chapter 7 Cities of the Greater Middle East

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Wright State University
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Urs 2000 - Growth and Change in Urban Society

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Cities of the Greater Middle East Growth and Change in Urban Societies KUWAIT http www networkoverseas c c images kuwait jpg Map of the Middle East Map of Greater Middle East Key Urban Facts Total Population 539 Million Percent Urban Population 60 3 Total Urban Population 325 Million Most Urbanized Country Kuwait 98 4 Least Urbanized Country Tajikistan 26 4 of Cities over 1 Million 37 of Megacities2 Three Largest Cities Cairo Istanbul Teheran World Cities Cairo Istanbul Jerusalem Key Themes Fertile Crescent Location of cities influenced by availability of water Birthplace of 3 world religions Multi cultural Strongly Arab but also Persian Turkish Kurds etc Oil and gas are key to modern urbanization Origins of early cities civilization Millions of guest workers from South Southeast Asia The Arab Spring in Tunisia Libya and Egypt is spreading to Syria Yemen and Bahrain Fertile Crescent http online sfsu edu patters culinary media fertilec jpg Pre City Development Jericho city like Wall and watchtower 8th millennium B C Fertile land atal H y k 6 500 B C 50 000 pop Sophisticated Domesticated wheat atal H y k Cities of Mesopotamia First cities 5 or 6 000 years ago Centers of urban innovation Ur and Uruk in may be origins of word and concept urban Cities of Mesopotamia the Fertile Crescent URUK http wwwoi uchicago edu OI IS SANDERS PH OTOS MESO URUK uruk55 jpg Cities of the Nile Valley City concept diffused from Mesopotamia Or independently invented Memphis One of earliest cities 5000 years ago Thebes Luxor today Monumental architecture THEBES http www lightstream ie big images the bes0026 jpg Impact of Empires Persian Greek Roman Byzantine Arab Ottoman Post Ottoman Colonialism Origins of the Middle East Islam is born on Arabian Peninsula Spread between 7th and 10th century Created new landscape The Islamic City Mosques religious schools Free thinking honest trade tolerance Modern Period Rapid urbanization a late 20th century process Oil Gas Revenues In 1900 there were no



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