18 1 east asia physical geography

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18 1 east asia physical geography

  1. 1. East Asia Physical Geography ● Countries in the region: – China – Mongolia – North & South Korea – Taiwan – Japan * The majority of the countries have mountains, highlands, and plateaus.
  2. 2. Why the rugged landscape? 50 million years ago two continental plates collided and caused Earth's surface fold and buckle.
  3. 3. China's Claim to Fame... ● Home to the oldest civilization on the Earth. ● 1.3 billion people most people in the world. ● Mountains & Deserts take up 2/3 of China. ● Himalayan mountain range – ● (Mt. Everest, 29,035 feet) Yangzi River (3,915 miles) and and the Huang He (400 million people)
  4. 4. 18-1 East Asia Landforms Term Definition Example in Asia A brownish-yellow fertile soil. North China Plain Plateau Desert Loess Archipelago Peninsula Picture
  5. 5. 18-1 East Asia Landforms Term Definition Example in Asia A brownish-yellow fertile soil. North China Plain Plateau Desert Loess Archipelago Peninsula Picture

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