In Which Part of the World Is the Middle East Located and Is the Middle East in Asia?

Geographically the Middle East is a region in southwest Asia.

Countries in northern Africa, in particular Egypt and Sudan, are often considered to be part of the Middle East as well.

Kazakhstan, one of five central Asian states that declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, is almost four times the size of Texas and ranks as the ninth largest country in the world.