Atlas of the Gulf States

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BRILL, Apr 19, 2013 - Science - 128 pages
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This Atlas of the Gulf States offers a survey of the contemporary history and recent economic and urban development of the Gulf region. It contains more than 150 maps and graphs concerning the coastal regions of all countries around the Gulf: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Iran.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Strategic Space between the Sea and the Desert
5
A Semienclosed Sea
6
An Area of Continual Movement
8
The Crossroads of Civilizations
10
A Muslim World
12
Singular States
14
Water Scarcity
16
The Kingdom of Bahrain
60
The Emirate of Qatar
62
The Federation of the United Arab Emirates
64
The Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai
66
The Emirates of Ajman and Sharjah
68
The Northern Emirates
70
North Oman
72
The Iranian Coast of the Gulf
74

Oases and Pastoral Nomadism
18
Marine Resources
20
The Heart of the Worlds Energy Reserves
23
Petroleum a Complex Sector
24
Oil Production and Reserves
26
Gas Production and Reserves
28
Processing and Transport of Oil and Gas
30
Numerous Tensions
32
A Speedy and Radical Transformation
35
Influx of Migrants
36
Spectacular Urban Growth
38
Quality Infrastructure
40
Developing an Industrial Sector
42
Free Zones and Special Economic Zones
44
Explosion of Finance and Real Estate Sectors
46
The Rise of Tourism
48
Towards a Knowledge Society
50
The Gulf Cooperation Council
52
Dissimilar Territories
55
The State of Kuwait
56
Saudi Arabias Eastern Province
58
The Iraqi Governorate of Basra
76
Urban Societies
79
Basra City
80
Kuwait City
82
Greater Dammam
84
The Oasis City of alAhsa
86
Manama an Island Capital
88
Greater Doha
90
The Island and the City of Abu Dhabi
92
The Coastal Conurbation of DubaiSharjahAjman
94
The alAinBuraimi Oases
96
Muscats Capital Region
98
Two Cities on the Gulf of Oman
100
The Port City of Bandar Abbas
102
Two Oil Cities
104
Integration of Metropolitan Areas
106
Conclusion
108
Bibliography
111
Index
115
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