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TheGeographyof theIndian subcontinentSouth Asia

Satellite View of South Asia

TheSize ofSouthAsia

TopographyofSouth AsiaSouthAsia:

PhysicalMap

Bodies of Water

Indus R.Ganges R.Brahmaputra R.Arabian SeaIndian OceanBay ofBengalThe Ganges River System

1,560 miles longMata Ganga (Mother Ganges)

The Brahmaputra River System 1,800 miles long

Floods on the Brahmaputra: 2003

Flooding on the Brahmaputra

The Indus River System

1,975 miles longValleys / Plains

Indo-GangeticPlainHindu Kush

The Khyber Pass

The Himalayas

him [snow] aalaya [home] Mt. Everest is 29,035 feet. It is the highest mt. peak in the world.The Himalayas

Deserts / Plateaus

TharDesertDeccanPlateauTibetanPlateauThe Deccan Plateau 31,800 square miles in size. Elevation range: 2,000 8,000 feet high. From the Sanskrit word, dakshina [the south].

The Tibetan Plateau The Roof of the World. average elevation is 16,400 feet.

The Thar Desert The Great Indian Desert 200 - 1500 feet in elevation. up to 127F in July.

Completed Map

Indus R.Ganges R.Brahmaputra R.Arabian SeaIndian OceanBay ofBengalHimalayasMt. Everest

Karakoran Mts.Hindu KushVindhya HillsEastern GhatsWestern GhatsKhyberPassI ITharDesertDeccanPlateauTibetanPlateauIndo-GangeticPlainPunjabKashmirClimateofSouth AsiaClimate Regions of South Asia

Winter Monsoons: Nov.-April

Summer Monsoons: May-Oct.

Global Areas of Malaria

VegetationofSouth AsiaMajor Farming Systemsof South Asia

Economic Activities& ResourcesSilk Cultivation

DemographicDataforSouth AsiaPopulation Density

Population Density

Literacy Rate in India

Satellite View of China

China vs. the U. S. in Size

ChinaUnited StatesSOURCE: Topic 5: The Awakening Giant by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.Comparing China & the U. S.ChinaUnited StatesSize3.7 million square miles3.6 million square milesMain physical barrierHimalayasRockiesMain RiverYangtze / East - WestMississippi / North SouthPopulationEast CoastEast CoastConnectivity problemsNorth - SouthEast - WestCountries & Regions

TibetMongoliaSoutheast AsiaIndian SubcontinentRussiaN. KoreaS> KoreaTaiwanPhilippines

CitiesBEIJINGHarbinNanjingGuangzhouXianShanghaiTaipeiLhasaHongKong

Macao

Completed Political Map

BEIJINGHarbinNanjingGuangzhouXianShanghaiTaipeiLhasaHongKong

Macao

TibetMongoliaSoutheast AsiaIndian SubcontinentN. KoreaS> KoreaTaiwanPhilippinesTopographyChinas Topography

Bodies of Water

Huang-He RiverYellow SeaYangtze RiverPacific OceanAmur RiverXi RiverSouthChinaSeaSea of JapanThe Polluted Yellow River!

Mountains & PeaksTian ShanAltai Mts.Greater KhinganKunlun ShanHimalayan Mts.The Great Wall of China

Deserts & PlateausTibetan PlateauTaklamakan DesertGobi Desert

Valleys / Plains / BasinsManchurian PlainNorth China PlainTarim BasinSichuan BasinNorth China Plain

Agricultural Regions in ChinaShabdong PeninsulaGrand CanalGreat WallCHUNG KUOCompleted Topographic Map

Huang-He RiverYellow SeaYangtze RiverPacific OceanAmur RiverXi RiverSouthChinaSeaSea of JapanTian ShanAltai Mts.Greater KhinganKunlun ShanHimalayan Mts.Tibetan PlateauTaklamakan DesertGobi DesertManchurian PlainNorth China PlainTarim BasinSichuan BasinShabdong PeninsulaGrand CanalGreat WallCHUNG KUOClimateChinas Climate Zones

Monsoon Precipitation Patterns

Winter Monsoons

Summer Monsoons

Precipitation in China

VegetationAgricultural Regions in China

Arable Land

Brown China vs. Green China

Rice DominantWheat DominantPasture and OasisDouble-crop riceSOURCE: Topic 5: The Awakening Giant by Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Dept. of Economics & Geography, Hofstra University.South China

NaturalResourcesMajor Chinese Industries

Fuels, Power, Minerals, & Metals in China

DemographicsChina as % of World Population

Top 10 Populated Nations

20012050Population Density

TheGeographyof Japan72The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Topography73The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Nippon -- Land of the Rising Sun

74The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Japan and the United States

75The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Japans Topography

76The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.BodiesofWater

Sea of JapanIshikari R.Korean StraitsPacific OceanInland SeaTone R.Shinano R.77The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.

Kitani Mts.Kitakami Mts.Mikuni Mts.Chugoku Mts.Kyushu Mts.Mt. FujiMountainsAndPeaks78The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Plains

Kanto PlainNobi PlainIshikari PlainOsaka Plain79The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Islands

HokkaidoHonshuShikukuKyushuOkinawa80The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Cities

SapporoHiroshimaKobeTokyoNagasakiKyotoYokohamaNagoyaOsaka81The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.FinalMap

Sea of JapanIshikari R.Korean StraitsPacific OceanInland SeaTone R.Shinano R.Kitani Mts.Kitakami Mts.Mikuni Mts.Chugoku Mts.Kyushu Mts.Mt. FujiKanto PlainNobi PlainOsaka PlainIshikari PlainHokkaidoHonshuShikukuKyushuOkinawaRussiaChinaN. KoreaS. KoreaSapporoHiroshimaKobeTokyoNagasakiKyotoYokohamaNagoyaOsaka82The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Very Mountainous: Little Arable Land

83The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Mt. Fuji

84The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Swift-Moving Rivers: Hydroelectric Power

85The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.

Japans Land Area and Utilization86The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Japan by Satellite

87The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Global Tectonic PlatesJapan -- On the Fire Rimof the Pacific

88The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Japanese Earthquakes: 1961-1994

89The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Ginza Ruins After The Great Kanto Earthquake -- Tokyo, 1923

Over 100,000 dead!90The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995

7.2 Richter scale 5,500 deaths91The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Kobe Earthquake -- January 17, 1995

92The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Tsunamis Tidal Waves

93The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Climate94The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Japans Oceanic Currents

95The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.

Average Monthly Precipitation in Three Cities96The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Precipitation

97The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Different Climates and Seasons in Japan

FallWinterSpringSummer

98The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Vegetation99The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Igawa Town on the Izumo Plain

100The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Rice Farmers Farmhouse:Okutsu Town, Okayama Prefecture

101The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Terrace Farming of Rice

102The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.The Japanese Farm the Sea

TokyoFish Market103The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Raw Materialsand Resources104The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Natural Resources

105The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Raw Materials

106The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Demographics107The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Japans Population Density

108The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Japans Population Trends

109The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Japans Population Over 65 versus the United States

110The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.Japans Growing OlderJapans Age BreakdownUnder 15 years15.8%15 59 years63.3%60 and over years20.9%111The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.SAYONARA

112The next couple of slides are a comparison of the countries that we will be visiting. Notice how small all are compared to China.