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  • 1. East Asia
  • 2. East Asia  East Asia consist of 6 political entities: 1. China 2. Mongolia 3. North Korea 4. South Korea 5. Taiwan 6. Japan
  • 3. China  China has 3 physical barriers, that cover 80% of the country  Gobi Desert  Mongolian and Tibetan Plateaus  Himalayas Mountains
  • 4. Gobi Desert  One of the world’s great deserts, covers much of Southern Mongolia.  There are few sand dunes here;  Rather you’ll find large barren expenses of gravel plains and rocky outcrops.
  • 5. Mongolian and Tibetan Plateaus  Tibetan Plateau - A large, elevated region in Central Asia. - It lies mainly within China and covers all the Tibet Autonomous Region and much of Qinghai province. - It is located in the Southwestern part of China.
  • 6. Mongolian and Tibetan Plateus  Mongolian Plateau - Part of the Central Asian Plateau. - Bounded by the Greater Hinggan Mountains (east), Yin Mountains (south), Altai Mountains (west) and the Sayan and Khentii Mountains (north). - It is located in Mongolia.
  • 7. Himalayas Mountains  Great mountain system of Asia forming a barrier between the Plateau of Tibet to the north.  Include the highest mountains in the world.  Found at the border of India.
  • 8. 3 longest rivers in China  Huang Ho River  Yangtze River  Xi Jiang River
  • 9. Huang Ho River  Also known as the Yellow River.  It has Yellow – Brown soil  “muddiest river in the world”  It is located in Eastern part of China.
  • 10. Yangtze River  Important for trade.  China’s largest waterway, 3rd longest in the world.  3 Gorges Dam: - Provides hydroelectric power and controls flooding. - Problems with the dam: >> Its construction flooded valuable farmlands. >> Caused people to have to leave their homes. >> Flooded ancient cities and landmarks.
  • 11. Yangtze River  Also known as the Yangzi River.  It is located in the Tanggula Mountains in Qinghai Province, China.
  • 12. Xi Jiang River  This river is important for farming. - Good climate, water, and soil.  The river is located in the western part of China.
  • 13. Japan  Japan is separated from mainland East Asia by the Korea Strait and Sea of Japan (or East Sea).  Japan is made up of 4 large islands. >> Kyushu >> Shikoku >> Honshu >> Hokkaido