Geography

Climate of Yemen

The weather in Yemen changes from area to area according to the changing geographical patterns. The four seasons, however, overlap to appear as if they were two, summer, and winter. The summer spans the period from April to September. Summer is moderate in the mountain area and hot with high humidity on the coastal areas, and the Islands. The

Topography of Yemen

Yemen has a coastline of about 450km and its coastal plain ,averaging 48km in width, is a region of semi-desert. The vast mountain range of the southern Arabian Peninsula runs through the Yemen, with its highest peak, Hadur Shu'ayb at 3,760 metres. Topographical variations in this region give rise to a wide range of climatic conditions, and its

Map of Yemen

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Introduction of Yemen

The Republic of Yemen is located in the southern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, the southwestern part of Asia. Saudi Arabia borders it in the north, the Arab Sea and the Indian Ocean in the south, the Sultanate of Oman in the east, and the Red Sea in the west. Yemen topography is very varied. To the west along the Red Sea there is a flat sandy

Geography of United Arab Emirates (UAE): Conservation

The government of the United Arab Emirates established the Federal Environmental Agency in 1992. Its role is one of coordination, preparing legislation on environmental topics and encouraging communication on environmental matters between the various municipalities and other groups. This is taking place at the same time as the government is

Geography of United Arab Emirates (UAE): Birds Life

Lying near the junction of three of the world's zoological zones, the UAE provides a stopover for thousands of species of birds on their annual migrations from north to south. Studies over the past two decades have shown that the variety of bird-life in the UAE is increasing year by year. Over 400 species have been recorded; most of them are

Environment of UAE

To a casual observer, the environment of the UAE may seem so forbidding that there is little to study and less to conserve. The reverse, however, is the case. Precisely because of its forbidding environment, great care must be taken to preserve it, for on such terrain as this life itself is very delicately balanced. In the past few years,

Climate of UAE

The climate is hot and dry. The mean January temperature is 18°C (65°F.) and the mean temperature in July is 33°C (92°F). The average annual rainfall is 152mm (6in). The major natural resource is petroleum. Temperatures from May to September are frequently in the low 40s C with high humidity common in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In the cities of

Topography of UAE

In the south and west of the country, the land is mainly sand dunes and salt flats with the occasional traditional desert oasis. The largest oases are at Al Ain, 160km east of Abu Dhabi, and the Liwa in the southwest. In the northern part of the country, the sand dunes yield to gravel plains formed by the Hajar Mountain range, dating back about

Map of United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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Geography of of United Arab Emirates (UAE): Introduction

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven independent states located in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Arabian Gulf to the north, Saudi Arabia to the south and west, and the Sultanate of Oman and the Gulf of Oman to the east. Before the discovery of oil in the 1950s, the UAE was a group of

Climate of Tunisia

There are considerable differences between the climate in the north and south of Tunisia. The north's climate is typically Mediterranean, with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. In the south, the proximity to the Sahara increases the aridity of the landscape, and makes an unpleasant summer climatic combination of high humidity and high

Topography of Tunisia

The country has three distinct physical regions: Northern Tunisia, Central Tunisia, and Southern Tunisia. In the north the Atlas mountains form the Northern Tell and High Tell ranges. They are separated by the wide fertile Medjerda valley, a major agriculture region notable for producing cereals. In places, the mountains with altitudes exceeding

Map of Tunisia

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Geography of Tunisia: Introduction

Equal in size to that of England and Wales, Tunisia is the northernmost African state and the smallest of the four countries in North Africa that make up the Maghreb. It shares a border with Algeria in the west and Libya in the southeast. To the east and north the country's 16,000km of coastline borders the Mediterranean Sea. The eastern coastal