The Middle East refers to the geographical area where Africa, Asia and Europe meet. The countries comprising the Middle East, however, are all part of Asia.
Countries that make up the Middle East include: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen. Stretching the farthest north, south, east and west, respectively are Uzbekistan, Yemen, Pakistan and Turkey. By population, the largest countries of the Middle East are Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. By land area, the largest countries of the region are Saudi Arabia, Iran and Turkey.