Our updated wall map of the Middle East region, formerly titled "Afghanistan/Pakistan and the Middle East," includes updated place names and the addition of significant locations currently in the news, such as Marjah, Afghanistan. This wall map covers a broad geographic area ranging from northern Africa through the Middle East to the western edge of China and India. Includes complete coverage of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman, Cyprus, and Eritrea. Also includes parts of India, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Djibouti.
Features thousands of place names, accurate political boundaries, archeological sites, and major infrastructure networks such as roads, canals, ferry routes, airports, and railroads. The region's diverse terrain is detailed through accurate shaded relief, coastal bathymetry, and symbolism for water features and other land forms. Elevations of major peaks and depth soundings are expressed in meters.
National Geographic is a renowned authority in cartography. For 120 years the Society's maps have helped spread geographic knowledge around the globe. A vast database allows National Geographic to combine the latest data gained by space-age technology with innovative digital mapping techniques to create state-of-the-art political, physical, and thematic maps. The Society's meticulous research and attention to detail have established a standard of achievement that is unparalleled.
Purchased this because our son and some friends are in the military stationed in Afghanistan and we wanted to know 'where in Afghanistan' they were. I also purchased one for the wife and young son of one of our friends stationed there and it has made the absence of the Father much easier on the young son.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend