You asked: What resource is most abundant in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Two of the most important natural resources found in Southwest Asia are natural gas and oil. These two resources bring wealth into the region because they are needed for much of the world’s economy.

What is Southwest Asia’s most abundant resource?

The most abundant resource in the region is oil, along with natural gas. The economies of almost all of the countries rely on the sale of oil. The most needed resource for the region is water, except in a few regions. There are some other resources in the region, but oil is the most important.

What natural resources are found in North Africa and Southwest Asia?

North Africa, Southwest Asia, and Central Asia contain a large share of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves.

What are the 3 resources in Southwest Asia?

o SW Asia: Rich in petroleum—used to make oil—largely around Persian Gulf area. o Natural gas—flammable gas found naturally underground and used for fuel—largely around Persian Gulf area. o Coal & iron ore—found in Turkey & Iran. o Phosphates—mineral salts used to make fertilizer— mined in Jordan, Syria, & Israel.

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Which resource do you believe is more important in Southwest Asia?

Which resource do you believe is more important in Southwest Asia- water or oil? Water because it is essential to sustaining life and provides trade routes.

What is the main reason water is in high demand in SW Asia?

Increased demand for irrigation to expand farming has led to overuse of rivers and streams. Many farmers have begun to use chemical fertilizers, which have contaminated water supplies through runoff into these same rivers and streams.

What are the two valuable natural resources in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Two of the most important natural resources found in Southwest Asia are natural gas and oil. These two resources bring wealth into the region because they are needed for much of the world’s economy.

What is the dominant natural resource of North Africa Southwest Asia?

The water that people, plants, and animals need to survive and the oil that is abundant in the region are the area’s most important resources. 1 MOUNTAINS The Atlas Mountains sit on the far western edge of the region.

What is the most valuable resource in Asia?

Asia extracts an immense wealth of minerals, of which its mineral fuels—coal, petroleum, and natural gas—are of greatest value. The largest Asian coal producers are China and Russia (Siberia), followed by India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, and Japan.

How does oil affect Southwest Asia?

Oil has an amazing affect on Southwest Asia because without oil Southwest Asia would be living in poverty. Since there is so much oil people in Southwest Asia have to lower the amount of oil they sell or else bidding would get out of hand.

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