Bodies of water in the Middle East include the Amu Darya River, Euphrates River, Indus River, Tigris River, Persian Gulf and Nile River. The largest lake in the Middle East is Lake Urmia in northwest Iran, which has a surface area of 2,000 square miles and a maximum depth of 52 feet.Know More
Bodies of water that border countries in the Middle East include the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Black Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf and Caspian Sea.
The Suez Canal, a man-made body of water in Egypt that connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, opened passage to commercial vessels in 1869. It is 100.82 miles long, with two access canals of 14 miles and 5.6 miles.
The 4,258-mile Nile River that flows through Egypt is the longest river in the world. Its mouth is located at Egypt's shore with the Mediterranean Sea.
The Euphrates river flows through Turkey, Syria and Iraq, ending its route in the Persian Gulf. The ancient city of Babylon is found on the river's shores.
The Indus and Tigris rivers merge to become the Shatt al Arab River, which also flows out into the Persian Gulf. The Tigris River is 1,180 miles in length.Learn more about Bodies of Water
Bodies of water on Earth are maintained by the atmosphere keeping the water cycle of evaporation, condensation and precipitation functioning so that water can be replenished. Also, the gravitational pull of the Earth keeps water from leaving the planet.Full Answer >
Lake Valencia, Lake Maracaibo and Orinoco River are all bodies of water found in Venezuela. The country also relies on the Caribbean Sea for transportation and commercial activities.Full Answer >
Colorado contains more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs, including Grand Lake, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Lake Dillon and Lake Granby. The state features more than 105,000 river miles and nearly 250,000 acres of lakes. Most bodies of water in Colorado originate in the Rocky Mountains and flow downward toward the east or west. Colorado contains seven major river basins.Full Answer >
The Panama Canal in Central America is 77 kilometers (48 miles) long. It connects the two largest oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.Full Answer >