West Asia or Middle East is the westernmost subregion of Asia.

The Middle East is the name given to the area of land between the Red Sea and the Gulf, from Israel in the west to Iran in the east.


West Asia includes Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, UAE, and Yemen.

Saudi Arabia is the largest country in West Asia whereas Palestine is the smallest.

Most of the countries in this region are Islamic countries. All other religions are in minorities exception being Isreal which is Jewish majority.

Some of the areas in Western Asia receive very little or no rainfall, and can be subject to drought. But it also contains vast expanses of forest and fertile valleys. The region consists of grasslands, rangelands (land that can be grazed by animals), deserts, and mountains.

Arabian Oryx, Arabian leapord and Camels are some of the animals which can be found in this region.





Below are some of the most famous tourist attractions in Western Asia.





Bordered by Jordan, Israel and Palestine, the Dead Sea is a landlocked lake which is recognized as one of the saltiest bodies of water on Earth. Its name is well earned — no fish, birds or plants can survive in its high-saline environment. There is so much salt in the water that nobody can even drown in it.

Pick up the globe and get going!!!

First, try to answer without the globe or map. Take its help when you’re struggling.

Q1. Which water body divides Asia and Afrcia?

Q2. Name the countries bordering Saudi Arabia.

Q3. Name the countries bordering Iran.

Q4. Name the capital cities of Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Q5. Locate Quwait.


Below are the Questions from our last post on continents, Southeast Asia. Let’s see how much you remember!!!

First, try to answer without the globe or map. Take its help when you’re struggling.

Q6. Locate Manila – the capital of Philipines.

Q7. If you’re driving from Kolkata to Bankok. Which all countries would you cross?

Q8. If you sail from Vietnam to Philippines, which sea do you cross?

Q9. Which is the only landlocked country in Asia?

Q10. Which country is closest to Andaman and Nicobar Island?













A1. The Red Sea.

A2. Countries with international borders to Saudi Arabia are Bahrain (by a causeway), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the UAE, and Yemen.

A3. The countries are Iraq, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan

A4. Tehran is the capital city of Iran. Baghdad is the capital of Iraq. Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia.




A7. There are two routes:

  1. Kolkata – Guwahati – Myanmar – Bangkok (Thailand)
  2. Kolkata – Bangladesh – Myanmar – Bangkok (Thailand)


A8. South China Sea.

A9. Laos.

A10. Myanmar.