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Title: Geography%20of%20Asia


1
Geography of Asia
2
  • Asia is a huge continent!
  • It has great vegetation in both physical and
    cultural geography.
  • Asia contains
  • __________________________________
  • __________________________________
  • Numerous island groups
  • __________________________________
  • And vast expanses of land

3
Russia
  • __________________________________________________
    _____________________!

4
Mountain Ranges
  • Asias mountain ranges include
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    ___.
  • The Eastern and Western Ghats of India.
  • The Altai Mountains of Mongolia.

5
The Grandest Feature of Asia
  • Perhaps the grandest feature of Asia is the huge
    __________________.
  • The Himalayas, which stretch 1,500 miles are the
    __________________________________________________
    ________________!

6
Mt. Everest
  • Nine of the worlds tallest mountains over 26,000
    feet in elevation are found in this range
    including _____________, the worlds tallest
    mountain, at almost __________ feet.

7
  • ___________________________________ __________,
    with the largest deposits in the region of Jammu
    and Kashmire.
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    _______________________________.

8
Deserts
  • Asias deserts are the ______________ and
    ___________ and the Takla Makan of China.

9
Rivers
  • Important rivers include
  • The Huang He and the Chiang Jiang in China (some
    sources refer to these as the Yellow River and
    the Yangtze)
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    _____
  • The Brahmaputra in China and India
  • And the Mekong in Southeast Asia.

10
  • Asias rivers offer lush, fertile valleys where
    people have lived since __________________________
    _____!

11
Asias Population
  • The largest concentration of people in Asia lives
    in ____ and __________________, the most
    populated countries in the world.
  • 1/5 of the worlds population lives in China, but
    most people live in the ______________________ of
    the country.

12
Why Do Most People Live in the Eastern Half?
  • ______________________________.
  • ______________________________.
  • _____________________________
    ______________________________.

13
  • Agriculture is important not only as a means of
    _____________ but also for ___________
    ___________________________________!

14
  • Many people throughout Asia live on
    __________________________________________________
    ______________________ and survive on subsistence
    agriculture which is often threatened by
    ______________ that plague Asia.

15
The Monsoons
  • __________________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    ___________________________________________.
  • People in this region depend upon this seasonal
    rainfall for their crops and water supply.

16
  • Yet often they receive either too little or not
    enough, and ______________________ and
    ________________________ result.

17
  • Other parts of Asia have tropical, temperate, or
    ___________________________________.

18
  • Tropical climates have warm or hot temperatures
    year-round with fairly consistent amounts of
    rainfall.
  • __________________________________________________
    ____________________.
  • Places with arid climates receive little
    rainfall, though temperatures can vary.

19
Archipelago
  • Several archipelagoes lie off of Asias coasts
    including ________________________________________
    __________________________________________________
    ____________.
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