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Chinese junks plied the China seas, and traded as far as the East Indies, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), and east Africa. KHANATE OF CRIMEA A S I A Aral Sea Ca s SOUTH ASIA G ob i Sea an pi Sea of Japan (East Sea) U Z B E K H K HAN ATE H im Th SU e G ul al ay as LT NE A DE NAT P A L LH E O F I f MING EMPIRE TIBET AVA M A A DI BO M CA N SIAM VIJAYANAGAR PACIFIC N ea dS Re YEMEN Bay LAOS A of PEGU Bengal Arabian Sea South China Sea OCEANIA THE ETHNIC, POLITICAL, and religious map of southeast Asia was largely in place by the late 15th century.
AN KANEM TOBAGO 1632 AMERICAS M BORNU St Louis 1638 BARBADOS 1626 DUTCH ANTILLES 1634 NEW GRANADA 44 CAPE VERDE IS 1495 GUADELOUPE 1635 Caribbean Sea 1535 Date of acquisition O CANARY IS A T L A N T I C HISPANIOLA 1493 PUERTO RICO 1510 JAMAICA 1509 T MOROCCO 1513 52 French Ceuta 1580 MADEIRA O1 English Me Tangier 1640 T NAPLES 1504 PORTUGAL 1607 M E X IC Spanish O VENICE PAPAL STATES SPAIN AZORES VIRGINIA Russian Portuguese SWITZ. NEW ENGLAND 1620 Ro Ottoman EUROPE N O R T H POLAND HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE CE AN Chinese UNITED NETHERLANDS THE PALE 1608 FR KEY ENGLAND IRELAND NEW FRANCE SWEDEN DENMAR K e St r ins B ICELAND g rin South American Amerindian artists recorded the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores.
WORLD FACTFILE Sea of Azov ROMANI A RUSSIAN UKRAINE FEDERATION BULGARIA l B a c k S e a Istanbul Zonguldak Doêu T A Aydin n U a t R o l K i an e Al Maw§il NICOSIA a n S e S Y R I A CYPRUS a Tripoli LE A JERUSALEM 4000m/13 124ft BAGHDAD I R A Q D e s e r t AMMAN Gaza Strip Dead Sea An Najaf Suez Canal POPULATION JORDAN E over 5 000 000 Elat G 3000m/9843ft over 1 000 000 2000m/6562ft over 50 000 N a f ú d Tabúk l P 200m/656ft n A Y over 100 000 Sea Level A Sinai over 500 000 1000m/3281ft Al‘Aqabah Gulf of A qab a 6000m/19 686ft S y r i a n West Bank ri s Y LAND HEIGHT DAMASCUS Golan Heights T ig Tel Aviv-Yafo Eu ph tes ra L Kirkúk Íim§ N n ISRAEL B Gaziantep Íalab (Aleppo) a BEIRUT I Lake Van Diyarbakır Adana NO r Erzurum BA r Y a es e E Tuz ec t rii Konya Gölü ns Ta tai urus Moun e i Trabzon iz D a êla YEREVAN Dod d en ANKARA ƒzmir e GEORGIA Samsun ad I ak rm G R E E C E M Kar Bursa Aegean Sea Íá‘il under 50 000 T Line of cross-section Í i WEST ASIA Buraydah j N á a j z Tropic of Ca ncer d Al Madínah (Medina) R W e d S A U D I Jiddah (Jedda) Makkah (Mecca) S S U ‘A e D s a A í N r ASIA, or the Middle East, lies at the meeting point of Europe, Asia, and Africa.