Asia PowerPoint made by: -Shadd McLochlin -Nick Robertson -Brock Hadley Asian Countries • • • • • • 19 Countries- India, China, Mongolia, Japan, Indonesia, Koreas (North and South), Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and New Guinea. Total Area- 19,902,107 (Sq. Kilometers) 5 Major Cities- Tokyo, New Delhi, Beijing, Jakarta, and Hanoi. Tokyo is the largest city and has 32,450,000 people. 54% of Asia is mountains, 27 percent is forests, there are many wetlands all along the coast and by the Himalayas, there are 7 deserts, there is quite a bit of farm land, and there is lots of urban areas. The population of Asia is 4.14 billion. Climates of Asia • The climate of Asia is mostly moist across the southeast section and dry/desert in the interior. • This picture is of the Gobi Desert which is a part of the dry interior. Landforms of Asia • The largest mountain chain in Asia is the Himalayas. The largest mountain in the Himalayas is Mount Everest. • The Tibet Plateau is the largest in Asia. • The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is the largest in Asia. • Tropical Peat Swamps are found in Southern Asia. Landforms of Asia (continued) • The Chinese Tajjay Rainforest is the largest forest. • The highest point in Asia is Mount Everest. • The lowest point in Asia is Kuttanad in India. Water of Asia • The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia. • The Caspian Sea (which is considered a lake because it is so small) is the largest lake in Asia. • Asia is bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the East, the Indian Ocean in the South, and the Arctic Ocean in the North. • The Bay of Bengal is the largest bay in Asia. Agriculture of Asia • In Brunei and Singapore the main source of livelihood is agriculture. • Agricultural employment in Asia has been declining. • More than two-thirds of Cambodia and Laos practice agriculture. • The industry and services market is becoming more popular than agriculture. Natural Resources of Asia • Asia is rich in natural resources. • Petroleum, forests, fish, water, rice, copper, and silver are it’s main natural resources. • Asia is rich in natural resources because it is one of the largest continent by a considerable margin. UNESCO Heritage Site (Cultural) • In Bangladesh there’s a city called Bagerhat that is probably the most cultural place in Bangladesh. • It contains some of the most significant buildings of the period of the Muslim Architecture. • That includes over 360 buildings that were made in that period of time. UNESCO Heritage Site (Natural) • In Bangladesh there’s a forest called Sundarbans that is one of the largest forests in the world. • The Sundarbans have a complex network of tidal waterways. • The area is known for it’s wide range of fauna, including 260 other bird species. Did you know? • Did you know that more people live in Asia than all the Americas combined? • Did you know that more Muslims live in South Asia than in the Middle East? • Did you know that in the Maldives it is illegal for tourists to bring more than one bible? • Did you know that the top 10 tallest mountains are located in Asia?