Geography Of China


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Geography Of China

  1. 1. China By: Braquel Campion
  2. 2. Introduction I chose to do a power point presentation on China’s Geography because of the different types of landscapes there are. There is a lot of city but also mountains and other types of land to see and explore.
  3. 3. <ul><li>The eastern half of the country, its seacoast fringed with offshore islands. </li></ul><ul><li>A region of fertile lowlands, foothills and mountains, deserts, steppes, and subtropical areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Freshwater habitats are of massive importance to China, and a huge percentage of the population is directly dependent on wetlands. </li></ul><ul><li>Seven of the most important rivers in the world begin in the highlands of Western China. </li></ul><ul><li>China's northeast is the focus for much of the country's freshwater marshes. </li></ul>Chinese Wetlands
  4. 4. <ul><li>China contains a variety of forest types </li></ul><ul><li>Moist conifer forests can have thickets of bamboo as an understorey </li></ul><ul><li>Subtropical forests, which dominate central and southern China, support an astounding 146,000 species of flora </li></ul><ul><li>Tropical rainforest and seasonal rainforests, though confined to Yunnan and Hainan Island, actually contain a quarter of all the plant and animal species found in China. </li></ul><ul><li>Famous giant panda, golden monkey and South China tiger also live in the Subtropical forests. </li></ul>Chinese Forests
  5. 5. <ul><li>The 6.3 million residents of Hong Kong live on the Kowloon Peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong now has one of the most dense populations in the world (13,874 per square mile or 5351 per square kilometer </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong had a large base of human resources but no natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Now Hong Kong is one of the most productive and wealthy areas of Southeast Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>China promises to maintain Hong Kong's existing economic, social, and legal systems for at least 50 years. </li></ul>Hong Kong City
  6. 6. The Great Wall Of China <ul><li>The Great Wall of China was built over 2,500 years ago </li></ul><ul><li>It was built to protect against invaders from the north. </li></ul><ul><li>Troops would patrol the wall to defend China against attack. </li></ul><ul><li>Once over 6,000 miles long, the wall is now about 3,750 miles long. </li></ul><ul><li>It has been estimated that somewhere in the range of 2 to 3 million Chinese died as part of the centuries-long project of building the wall </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>China has a beautiful garden called The Botanical Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Built in May, 1993, the rose garden is covering an area of 7 hectares </li></ul><ul><li>China boasts the largest number of species of the lilac genus </li></ul><ul><li>The Bamboo Garden is specially built for growing and displaying bamboos </li></ul><ul><li>The Cherry Valley lies in the west foot of Shou’an Mountain, also called Tuigu and The Zhous Garden. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Chinese Panda Bear <ul><li>The Giant Panda is only found in China </li></ul><ul><li>It is also an endangered species </li></ul><ul><li>For exhibition, reproduction and research, 240 Giant Pandas were captured from the wild </li></ul><ul><li>but at present time only about 100 still survive in zoos and natural breeding centers </li></ul><ul><li>Shanghai Zoological Park began to raise Giant Pandas in 1957. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Wei River valley has a much drier and somewhat colder climate </li></ul><ul><li>Average winter temperatures are about 32 °F (0 °C), and the frost-free period lasts for about 240 days </li></ul><ul><li>Total precipitation is between 20 and 25 inches (500 to 640 mm), mostly falling between May and October </li></ul><ul><li>China's warmest weather occurs in the southeastern subtropical provinces, where the summers are hot and humid </li></ul><ul><li>temperatures decrease from south to north </li></ul>
  10. 10. Closing Slide <ul><li>I would love to visit China to see the beautiful landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Also, the animals of china </li></ul><ul><li>There are a lot of sites to see </li></ul><ul><li>I would love to take my own pictures of these places. </li></ul>