Jerusalem and the 5 Themes of Geography

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1. Human Environment Interaction

1.1. Israeli crops

1.2. Israel's biggest issue is their need for water. Israel's dry climate and increasing quality of life has demanded more water. Therefore they have had to use creative ways to get the most out of their water supply-- such as drip irrigation.

1.3. Israel also needs large amounts of water to accommodate their large farming community. There is a great deal of farming, as well as mining in Israel. One of their biggest exports is gems.

1.4. In recent years Jerusalem has experienced the effects of climate change. While the country typically enjoys a mild climate, they have been more prone to extreme weather such as flooding and even snow as of late.

2. Location

2.1. Map of Israel

2.2. Jerusalem's absolute location can be described using the following grid coordinates: 31.7683N, 35.2137E

2.3. While Jerusalem is further inland the country of Israel lies along the Mediterranean Sea.

2.4. Jerusalem lies directly along the West Bank region bordering Jordan.

3. Movement

3.1. Jerusalem full of religious Pilgrims

3.2. Jerusalem has been a pilgrimage site for worshippers of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism for centuries.

3.3. Because of the religious significance of Jerusalem, control of the city has been hotly contested for centuries, leading to near constant upheaval in the region.

3.4. The countries surrounding Israel are openly hostile towards the country, therefore travel within the region has typically been seen as something that should be done with a great deal of caution.

4. Regions

4.1. A Divided Jerusalem

4.2. Jerusalem is divided between the Jewish Israelite and the Palestinian populations.

4.3. The city has a "Green Line" that splits up the city. A line drawn in 1949 as part of an Armistice between Israel and Jordan.

4.4. Outside of the tricky political regions in the area, the city is also divided up into holy sites, do to its religious significance.

5. Place

5.1. Jerusalem is a beautiful place with huge cultural significance.

5.2. Philosophy, art, poetry, writing, mythology, folklore, and festivals are all common things apart of Israel.

5.3. Israel is also widely known for being the 'holy land' because it was the birthplace for Judaism, which took a big part in shaping Christianity and Islam.

5.4. Jerusalem is home to cultural and religious epicenters of all of the Abrahamic Religions.