The Muslim world: A geographical analysis

George Odhiambo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter reviews the geographic locations, topographic features, and climate of all 47 Muslim majority countries (MMCs) in Africa and Asia. The chapter shows that variations in geographic features and climate are likely to affect the socio-economic activities differently in the MMCs. The chapter comments that the MMCs may not have achieved much industrial development to attain economic diversity but having been blessed with complementary geographic features to support each other's economic activities need to examine the prospect of regional cooperation in all aspects of human development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Muslim World in the 21st Century
Subtitle of host publicationSpace, Power, and Human Development
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789400726338
ISBN (Print)9400726325, 9789400726321
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2012


  • Climate
  • Desert
  • Industrial development
  • Latitude
  • Soil
  • Topography
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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