Population: 371 million
Area: 7,207,575 km2 (2,782,860 sq mi)
Population Density: 51.5 people/km2
GDP per capita: $22,053 (est.) The definition of what constitutes the "Middle East" varies, as some sources include countries as far east as Pakistan and as far north as Turkmenistan; other sources include North African countries as the MENA region or the Greater Middle East.
Saudi Arabia: 34,719,000
The Complex Geopolitics of the Middle East
VOX: The Middle East's Cold War Explained (10:18)
VOX: Israel Settlements Explained (8:05)