Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Geography in the Middle East & North Africa

An aerial view taken from a plane shows clouds moving through the snow-covered peaks of the Alborz mountains in northern Iran, on October 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT


The Middle East and North Africa is a large and diverse geographical area that extends from the Black Sea in the north to the Arabian Sea in the south, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the mountains of Iran.

Fanack’s Geography file provides an overview of each country of the region, describing its unique geographical features, local climate, and natural resources.

Our mission is to offer a worthwhile contribution to the publication of balanced background up-to-date information on the topic from an Arab perspective.