Note: Lengths and widths above are point-to-point, straight-line measurements and will vary some using other map projections. They are curved slightly here to make the map text more readable.
Note: Some sources still consider Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, and Sudan as part of the Middle East. Here we attempt to show the modern definition of the Middle East, but in the world of geography, there are often many answers (or personal or political opinions) to what appears to be a simple question, so consider this a guide, not absolute law.
As a point-of-interest, Armenia and Azerbaijan have long been associated with the Middle East, but in recent years, some sources now consider them to be more closely aligned with Europe based on their modern economic and political trends. We have moved in that direction, and the same applies for the island country of Cyprus as it does for Georgia, the former Russian republic.