Geography: VIEW: North Africa/Southwest Asian Realm
North African/Southwest Asian Realm flashcards | Quizlet
NORTH AFRICA AND SOUTHWEST ASIA: POPULATION • The twenty-seven countries that are included in the North Africa and Southwest Asia realm have a total population of 488,800,000, or 7.7% of the world total population. • The largest countries in terms of population are Turkey, Iran, and Egypt. These three countries together account for about half this total. • Population growth rates are, for the most part, higher than the world average. A number of countries in this region face a serious demographic problem if appropriate policies are not implemented to curb a population explosion. • Examples: – Egypt where the rate of natural increase of the population stands at 2.1 percent. – The rate of natural increase in the Palestinian Authority region stands at 3.6%, which is wel above the world rate.