Chronicle of the Middle East and North Africa

Infographics & Maps

Past to Present

Algeria - Almoravids and Almohads

The map shows the stretch of the rule of the Almoravids and the Almohads ©Fanack

Algeria - Civil War in Algeria (1991-2002)

Infographic on the Civil War in Algeria, showing the number of casualties between 1994-2005 ©Fanack

Algeria - French Colonial Era

Map showing the gradations of the French Conquest of Algeria from 1830 – 1956 ©Fanack

Bahrain - Twelver Shiites and Jabrids

Map showing The Jabrids around 1460 to 1530 ©Fanack

Iran - The Achaemenid Empire

Map showing The Achaemenid Empire (550-330 BCE) ©Fanack

Iran - Nuclear Program

Iran’s Nuclear Program ©Fanack

Jordan - The Baghdad Pact

Map portraying the countries involved in the Baghdad Pact. ©Fanack

Iraq - Iraqi Cultural Heritage: A Victim of War and Extremism

Iraqi heritage sites under threat ©Fanack

Bahrain - Hellenization and Sassanids

Map showing The Sassanids Empire – 4th Century ©Fanack

Bahrain - The British-Al Khalifa Alliance

Map showing Bani Utba tribes in Bahrain ©Fanack

Egypt - French Occupation (1789-1801)

Map showing The French Occupation of Egypt ©Fanack

Iraq - Iraq-Iran War

Map of the Region of the Iran-Iraq War ©Fanack

Iraq - Ancient Civilizations in Mesopotamia

Map of Mesopotamia showing the major archaeological sites ©Fanack

Culture of Iraq -Iraqi Cultural Heritage a Victim of War and Extremism

Iraqi heritage sites under threat ©Fanack

Iraq - Popular Revolts

Iraq regions: Shiites and Kurds ©Fanack

Iraq - Babylonian and Assyrian

Babylonia Map ©Fanack

Israel - Kingdom of David

A map showing the Kingdom of David ©Fanack

Israel - Israeli Settlements

Israeli Settlements ©Fanack

Israel - The October War of 1973

The October War of 1973 ©Fanack

Israel – The Wall

The Wall on the West Bank ©Fanack

Jordan - Palestinian and Iraqi Refugees in Jordan

Map showing Palestinian refugee camps in neighbouring Arab states ©Fanack

Jordan - Annexation of the West Bank

A map of the annexation of the West Bank by Jordan ©Fanack

Jordan - The Creation of Transjordan

Creation of Transjordan ©Fanack

Jordan - The Hejaz Railway

Map showing the route of the historical Hejaz Railway. ©Fanack

Kuwait - The Ottoman Empire

ottoman empire ©Fanack

Kuwait -Election Results 2012

Kuwait Election Results 2012 ©Fanack

Kuwait - The Umayyads

Umayyads Libya history
The Umayyads ©Fanack

Kuwait - Dilmun

Kuwait from Antiquity to British Protectorate ©Fanack

Lebanon - Religious Groups under the French Mandate

Religious Groups under the French Mandate ©Fanack

Lebanon - June War 1967

June War 1967 ©Fanack

Lebanon - Phoenician Times

A map of Lebanon in Phoenician times ©Fanack

Lebanon - The Ottoman Empire: Years of Autonomy (1516-1788)

The Ottoman Empire: years of autonomy (1516-1788) ©Fanack

Libya - Phoenician and Greek Colonies

Map of Libya showing Phoenician and Greek colonies in 700 BCE ©Fanack

Morocco - The Idrisid Dynasty

Click to enlarge. @Fanack ©Fanack

Morocco - The Almohads

The Almohads ©Fanack

Morocco - Berber Dynasties: the Almoravids

Berber dynasties: the Almoravids ©Fanack

Oman - International Trade through the Arab World

Map of Saudi Arabia showing International trade in the Arab world in ancient times ©Fanack

Oman - The Imamates

A map of the Abbasid caliphate around 750 BCE ©Fanack

Jordan - Palestinian Refugees in 1949

Map showing the number of Palestinian refugees fleeing in September 1949, and their path. ©Fanack

Palestine - The Wall on the West Bank

The Wall on the West Bank ©Fanack

Palestine - Arab Conquerors

Arab conquerors ©Fanack

Palestine - The June War of 1967

The June War of 1967 ©Fanack

Palestine - Crusaders

Crusaders ©Fanack

Palestine - The Nakba

The Nakba ©Fanack

Qatar - The Coming of Islam

A map of Qatar in the 18th century ©Fanack

Qatar - Pre-Islamic History

Pre-Islamic history ©Fanack

Qatar - Ali Bin Khalifa’s Governorship

Ali bin Khalifa’s governorship ©Fanack

Saudi Arabia - Al Saud Expansion

Al Saud Expansion ©Fanack

Saudi Arabia -International trade in the Arab world

Map of Saudi Arabia showing International trade in the Arab world in ancient times ©Fanack

Sudan - Civil War in Darfur

The map shows the regions of Darfur and the area affected by violence. ©Fanack

Syria - Cultural Heritage in Ruins

Syrian cultural heritage sites under threat due to war and extremism. ©Fanack

Syria - French Mandate

French Mandate ©Fanack

Syria - The Fertile Crescent

Map of Syria showing The Fertile Crescent around 7000 BCE ©Fanack

Tunisia - Constituent Assembly

Tunisian Parliament ©Fanack

Tunisia - Expansion of Islam

Expansion of Islam ©Fanack

Turkey - War of Independence

The emergence of the Turkish State ©Fanack

Turkey - The Decline of the Ottoman Empire

The Decline of the Ottoman Empire ©Fanack

Turkey - Emergence of the Turkish State

The 1920 Treaty of Sèvres. ©Fanack

Turkey - Syrian Refugees Increasingly Used as Bargaining Chips

Syrian Refugees and Border Crossings in Turkey - Fanack
Syrian Refugees Increasingly Used as Bargaining Chips ©Fanack

Turkey - The Expansion of the Ottoman Empire

The Expansion of the Ottoman Empire ©Fanack

Yemen - War in the North of Yemen

War in the North of Yemen ©Fanack

Iraq - The Start of the Mosul Battle against IS

Mosul Battle against IS ©Fanack

Syria - Aleppo Battle Map

Aleppo Battle Map. Click to enlarge. © Fanack ©Fanack

Syria - Northern Aleppo Offensive

Northern Aleppo Offensive. Click to enlarge. © Fanack ©Fanack

Egypt - Tiran and Sanafir islands

Map of Tiran and Sanafir islands. Click to enlarge. © Fanack ©Fanack
Fanack presents a series of infographics and maps of the Middle East and North Africa, with topics ranging from civilizations of the Middle East, to refugees and cultural heritage sites at risk.


Algeria - Workforce and Labour Migration

Infographic showing Unemployment per age group in Algeria in 2010 ©Fanack

Algeria - Infrastructure

Map showing the Infrastructure of Algeria ©Fanack

Algeria - Energy

Infographic showing the average crude oil production in Algeria 1960-2011 ©Fanack

Algeria - Export

Infographic showing the export rates of Algeria from 2007-2013 ©Fanack

Economy of Bahrain – Labour Market

Infographic showing Bahraini labour force by sector and nationality in % ©Fanack

Bahrain - Oil

Inforgraphic showing Oil economy of Bahrain ©Fanack

Egypt - Tourism

Infographic showing Tourism in Egypt ( visitors number 1995-2011) ©Fanack

Egypt - Suez Canal

Infographic showing Suez Canal traffic, number of ships and tonnage, 1975-2011 ©Fanack

Egypt - Agriculture and Fisheries

Agriculture production of Egypt in 2010 ©Fanack

Egypt - Oil Refining

Infographic showing Oil sector production and consumption in Egypt ©Fanack

Iraq - Oil and Gas

Map showing Iraq oil fields and pipelines ©Fanack

Iraq - Agricultural Potential

Map showing Iraq land use ©Fanack


Map showing oil and gas wells in Israel ©Fanack

Jordan - Public Debt

Infographic showing the amount of public debt in Jordan between 1990-2017 ©Fanack

Jordan - Construction

Infographic showing construction sector development in 2006-2010 in Jordan. ©Fanack

Jordan - Export and Import

Infographic showing export and import figures of Jordan in 2011 ©Fanack

Jordan - Work Force and Labour Migration

Infographic showing work force and labour migration in Jordan ©Fanack

Jordan - Poverty

Poverty in Jordan ©Fanack

Jordan - Tourism

Infographic showing tourism in Jordan over the years 1995-2010. ©Fanack

Jordan - Regional Development

Economic Aid Received ©Fanack

Jordan - Industry

Infographic of the industrial sector in Jordan in 2010. ©Fanack

Kuwait - Infrastructure

Kuwait Infratstructure ©Fanack

Kuwait - Export and Import 2011

Kuwait Export and Import 2011 ©Fanack

Kuwait - Oil and Gas in the Divided Zone

Kuwait-Oil and Gas in the Divided Zone ©Fanack

Kuwait - GDP per capita in 2011

GDP per capita in 2011 ©Fanack

Kuwait - Fund for Arabic Economic Development

Kuwait fund for Arabic economic development ©Fanack

Kuwait - Production of Refined Oil

production of Refined Oil in Kuwait 2008 ©Fanack

Kuwait - Economy

An infographic showing the GPD per capita in 2011 in Kuwait ©Fanack

Kuwait -Oil and Gas Production

Oil and Gas Production in Kuwait 2008-2009 ©Fanack

Lebanon - Tourism

Tourism in Lebanon ©Fanack

Libya - Greater Man Made River

Greater man made river ©Fanack

Libya - Oil Production

Libyan Oil Production ©Fanack

Morocco - Export, Import and Trade Balance

Position in the Global Market ©Fanack

Oman - Oil Era

Oman the oil era ©Fanack

Oman - Infrastructure Developments

Infrastructure Development in Oman ©Fanack

Oman - Gas and Oil Fields

Oil and Gas Fields ©Fanack

Qatar - Gas and Oil Fields

Qas and Oil ©Fanack

Qatar - Economy

Economy ©Fanack

Qatar - Infrastructure

Infrastructure ©Fanack

Saudi Arabia - OPEC Overview

OPEC – Overview ©Fanack

Sudan - Manpower

Manpower in Sudan ©Fanack

Sudan - Crude Oil Production

Crude Oil Production ©Fanack

Sudan - GDP Growth

Infratstructure ©Fanack

Syria - Infrastructure

Infrastructure ©Fanack

Syria - Unemployment

Percentage distribution of unemployment ©Fanack

Syria - GDP Growth

GDP Growth ©Fanack

Syria - Oil and Gas Fields

Oil and Gas Fields in Syria ©Fanack

Syria - Vegetation

Vegetation in Syria ©Fanack

Tunisia - Natural Resources

Natural Resources ©Fanack

Tunisia - Migrants in 2011

Tunisian Migrants per Region ©Fanack

Tunisia - Olive Oil Production

Olive Oil Production ©Fanack

Tunisia - Export and Import in 2011

Export and Import in 2011 ©Fanack

Turkey - Labour Force

Agricultural vs. Non-Agricultural Sector, in % ©Fanack

Turkey - Exports & Imports in 2012

Turkey’s Exports & Imports in 2012 ©Fanack

Turkey - Infrastructure

Oil and Gas Pipelines ©Fanack

Turkey - GDP and Labour Force per Sector

GDP and Labour Force per Sector ©Fanack

Turkey - Oil and Gas Pipelines

Oil and Gas Pipelines ©Fanack

Turkey - Tourism

Visitors in Turkey by Air (2012) ©Fanack

UAE - Tourism

Tourists visiting Dubai by nationality in 2011 ©Fanack

UAE - Oil and Gas Production

Oil and gas production, consumption and export in the UAE ©Fanack

UAE - Trade

GDP: economic sectors and trade in the UAE ©Fanack

UAE - Industrial Sector

Industrial Plants by Location and Sector ©Fanack

Yemen - Oil and Gas Fields

Oil and Gas Fields ©Fanack

Yemen- Export

Oil and Gas Export ©Fanack

Yemen - Fishing

Fishing in Yemen ©Fanack

Yemen - Coffee Production

Coffee Production ©Fanack


Algeria - Land Fertility

Map showing land fertility and cultivation distribution ©Fanack

Algeria - Geography and Climate

Map of Algeria showing average temperature and rainfall per month ©Fanack

Bahrain – Natural Resources

Map of Bahrain showing The Natural Resources ©Fanack

Bahrain - Air and Water Pollution

Map showing World Top 20 CO2 emissions per country in metric tons per capita ©Fanack

Egypt - Climate

Map of Egypt showing average temperature and rainfall per month ©Fanack

Egypt - Sinai

Map of Egypt showing Sinai and Suez canal ©Fanack

Iran - Oil and Gas

Map of Iran showing Oil and gas fields ©Fanack

Iran – Earthquakes

Map showing Tectonic plates and seismic movements in Iran ©Fanack

Iraq - Enormous War Damage

Map of Iraq showing the Marshes ©Fanack

Iraq - Water

Map of Iraq showing The Euphrates – Tigris Water Basin ©Fanack

Jordan - Natural Resources: Oil Shale

Map showing Jordan Shale oil occurences ©Fanack

Jordan - Natural Resources: Uranium Deposits

Map showing Uranium Deposits in Jordan ©Fanack

Jordan - Natural Resources

Map showing Nature Reserves of Jordan ©Fanack

Jordan - Geographical Features

Map showing geographical features of Jordan ©Fanack

Jordan - Rainfall

Jordan rainfall
Map showing average rainfall in millimeters in Jordan ©Fanack

Jordan - The Highlands

Map showing The Highlands of Jordan ©Fanack

Kuwait - Urbanized Areas

Kuwait Urbanized Areas ©Fanack

Kuwait - Climate Charts

Kuwait Climate Charts ©Fanack

Lebanon - Natural Resources

Natural Resources. Lebanon ©Fanack

Lebanon - Climate Chart Beirut

Climate Chart Beirut ©Fanack

Lebanon - Geography

A map of Lebanon showing geographical and climate features ©Fanack

Libya - Average temperature and rainfall per month

Average temperature and rainfall per month ©Fanack

Libya - Regions

Libyan Regions ©Fanack

Map of Libya

Map of Libya ©Fanack

Morocco - Border Disputes

Border Disputes ©Fanack

Oman - Muscat climate chart

Muscat climate chart ©Fanack

Oman - Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves ©Fanack

Palestine - Geography

Palestine Geography ©Fanack

Palestine - Climate

Palestine Climate ©Fanack

Qatar - Climate Chart

Qatar- Climate Chart ©Fanack

Qatar - Gas Reserves

Gas Reserves ©Fanack

Saudi Arabia - Climate

Climate Charts ©Fanack

Saudi Arabia - Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves ©Fanack

Saudi Arabia - Oil and Gas Resources

Oil and Gas Resources ©Fanack

Syria - Climate Chart

Climate Chart-Damascus ©Fanack

Syria - Nature Reserves

Protected Areas in Syria ©Fanack

Turkey - Climate Chart

Average Temperature and Rainfall per City ©Fanack

Turkey- Earthquakes

Earthquakes in Turkey by Fatality (20th Century) ©Fanack

Turkey - Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves ©Fanack

UAE - Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and Gas Industry ©Fanack

UAE - Dubai Climate Charts

Dubai Climate Charts ©Fanack

UAE - Natural Resources

UAE natural resources Geography UAE – Oil Gas Reserves ©Fanack

UAE - proven oil and gas reserves

UAE- proven oil and gas reserves ©Fanack

Yemen - Nature Reserves

Nature Reserves ©Fanack

Yemen - Climate Chart

Climate Chart ©Fanack

Yemen - Rainfall

Rainfall in Yemen ©Fanack


Algeria - Population growth in Algeria

Map showing the Population growth in Algeria 1960-2012 ©Fanack

Bahrain - Nationalities Groups

Inforgraphic showing Nationality groups of Bahraini population ©Fanack

Egypt - Overpopulation

Map showing population density in Egypt ©Fanack

Iran - Ethnic and religious groups

Infographic showing Ethnic groups of Iran ©Fanack

Iran - Areas of Habitation

Map of Iran showing the Population Density ©Fanack

Iran - Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

Map showing Iran UNHCR refugee camps ©Fanack

Iraq - Internally displaced persons and refugees

Map of Iraq showing internationally displaced persons and refugees ©Fanack

Iraq - The Clergy

Map showing important Shiite mosques in Iraq ©Fanack

Israel - Fragmentation

Map of Israel 1947-1949 ©Fanack

Israel - Population

Map showing the populated areas in Israel ©Fanack

Israel - Current Population

Map showing Israeli population per district in millions ©Fanack

Jordan - Druze Communities in the Levant

Map showing Druze communities in the Levant ©Fanack

Jordan - Ethnic and Religious Groups

Inforgraphic showing ethnic groups in Jordan ©Fanack

Jordan - Population

A map showing the growth of Amman since 1925 ©Fanack

Kuwait - Refugees

Refugees in Kuwait ©Fanack

Qatar - Populated Areas

Areas of Habitation ©Fanack

Saudi Arabia - Pilgrims

Pilgrims ©Fanack

Sudan - Population Growth

Population Growth compared to Life Expectancy ©Fanack

Syria - Migration since 1948

Refugees in Syria ©Fanack

Turkey - Population Growth

Population Growth ©Fanack

UAE - Population Growth

UAE population growth 2006-2010, nationals to non-nationals ©Fanack

Yemen - Population Growth

Population Growth in Yemen ©Fanack


Algeria - Local Government

Map showing the 48 provinces of Algeria ©Fanack

Bahrain - Political Societies

Inforgraphic showing Political Societies in Bahrain ©Fanack

Kuwait - Royal Family

Kuwait-Royal Family ©Fanack

Kuwait - National Assembly

National Assembly after 2012 Election ©Fanack

Lebanon - Religious Groups

Religious Groups. Lebanon ©Fanack

Libya - Corruption

Corruption ©Fanack

Libya - Corruption

Corruption ©Fanack

Lebanon - Districts

Lebanon Districts ©Fanack

Libya - General National Congress

Libyan National Congress ©Fanack

Morocco - Administrative Regions

Administrative Regions ©Fanack

Morocco - Royal Family

Royal Family ©Fanack

Oman - Governorates and regions

Governorates and regions ©Fanack

Saudi Arabia - Royal Family Tree

Royal Family Tree ©Fanack

UAE - Rulers of the 7 Emirates

Rulers of the 7 Emirates ©Fanack

Yemen - Governorates

Governorates of Yemen ©Fanack

Sudan - 18 States

Sudan Governance Map
Map showing Sudan's 18 states and their capitals ©Fanack


Family Law and Minorities - Homosexuality in the Arab World: A Grim Situation with Rays of Hope

Homosexuality in the Arab World: A Grim Situation with Rays of Hope ©Fanack

Extremism - How Strong is the Islamic State?

Islamic State provinces and attacks between 29 June 2014 and 22 June 2015. ©Fanack

Refugees - Refugees in the Middle East & North Africa

Socio-economic impact of refugees on countries in the region and their countries of origin. ©Fanack

Civilisations of the Middle East

A chronological overview of the civilisations of the Middle East, from ancient times to the signing of the Sykes-Picot Agreement in 1916 ©Fanack

The Middle East and North Africa

Interactive map of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ©Fanack

Role of the GCC

Role of the GCC ©Fanack

Extremism - The Increase of Terror Attacks in the Middle East

Terrorist Attacks perpetrated by IS and al-Qaeda. ©Fanack

Extremism - Number of terrorist attacks and fatalities in the MENA region compared to Europe

Number of terrorist attacks and fatalities in the MENA region compared to Europe. ©Fanack

Extremism - Geographical distribution of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State

Al-Qaeda and Islamic State ©Fanack

Number of fatalities due to terrorist attacks per country in the MENA region

Number of fatalities due to terrorist attacks per country in the MENA region ©Fanack

Christians in the Middle East

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Christians in the Middle East and North Africa ©Fanack

Sykes-Picot Agreement

Treaty of Sèvres

معاهدة سيفر عام 1920. ©Fanack ©Fanack

Treaty of Lausanne

Treaty of Lausanne ©Fanack

Walled Off: The Rising Popularity of Border Barriers

Border Barriers ©Fanack


Algeria - Education

Infographic showing UNDP Education Index Selected Arab contries 1980 – 2011 ©Fanack

Egypt - Health

Infographic showing Egypt health statistics ©Fanack

Egypt - Poverty

Infographic showing Poverty in Egypt, Urban and rural areas 2000-2005 ©Fanack

Jordan - Education

Infographic showing HDI education rank and average school years in Jordan ©Fanack