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Ch 29 PP1 Unit 10 – Chapter 29 The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia.

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1 Ch 29 PP1 Unit 10 – Chapter 29 The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

2 Ch 29 PP2 I. Section I The Land

3 Ch 29 PP3 A. Peninsulas & Islands The Eurasian, Philippine, and Indo-Australian tectonic plates collided millions of years ago to form much of this region The Eurasian, Philippine, and Indo-Australian tectonic plates collided millions of years ago to form much of this region –Formed cordilleras – parallel mountains –Formed archipelago- groups of islands

4 What are the 11 countries in this region? What are the 11 countries in this region? Ch 29 PP4 Where are Singapore and East Timor??? Note: Burma is now Myanmar

5 Peninsulas Peninsulas –Indochina Peninsula, Malay Peninsula –About ½ of the countries are on the mainland – which ones? –Malaysia is located ½ on a peninsula (Malay) and ½ on an island (Borneo) –Laos is the only landlocked country in the region! Islands Islands –Insular - island –Malay Archipelago (East Indies) – 20,000 islands –Indonesia is the largest island country in this region – 13,500+ islands Ch 29 PP5

6 6 B. Physical Features Mountains Mountains –Annam Cordillera –Highest Peak – Jaya Peak (16,500 ft.) Volcanoes of Indonesia and the Philippines Volcanoes of Indonesia and the Philippines –327 volcanoes in this region! –One of the Ring of Fire’s most active areas

7 Rivers Rivers –Irrawaddy, Chao Phraya, Red (Hong), Mekong Surrounding Bodies of Water Surrounding Bodies of Water –Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Gulf of Thailand Ch 29 PP7

8 C. Natural Resources Flora & Fauna Flora & Fauna Energy Sources Energy Sources –Fossil Fuels  Coal, Oil, & Natural Gas –The oil off the coast of Brunei has made the ruler – the Sultan of Brunei – a very rich man – one of the world’s richest men! –Indonesia – one of the far east’s biggest oil producers  Member of OPEC Ch 29 PP8 Sultan of Brunei

9 Ch 29 PP9

10 Minerals & Gems Minerals & Gems –Minerals  Nickel, Iron, Copper, Tin –Malaysia is among the world’s leaders of Tin –Gems  Sapphires, rubies, pearls –A giant pearl found off Palawan in 1934 weighed about 14 pounds, making it the largest natural pearl ever harvested! Ch 29 PP10

11 C. (cont) Flora & Fauna Flora & Fauna –Flora - Plant life is exotic & diverse  The region is home to the world’s largest flower –Rafflesia arnoldii (has blossoms three feet wide)!  Orchids, rubber trees, mahogany, teak, plywood Ch 29 PP11

12 –Fauna – Animals  Elephants, tigers, rhinoceroses, orangutans,  Komodo dragon (world’s largest lizard!) Ch 29 PP12

13 Fishing Fishing –SE Asians consume more than twice the world’s average of seafood Ch 29 PP13

14 II. Section II Climate & Vegetation Climate & Vegetation Ch 29 PP14

15 A. Tropical Climate Regions Tropical Rain Forest Tropical Rain Forest –This climate dominates SE Asia –Singapore is one of two cities in the world that have areas of tropical rain forest within their boundaries (the other is Rio de Janeiro) Tropical Savanna Tropical Savanna Humid Subtropical Humid Subtropical Ch 29 PP15

16 Ch 29 PP16 B. Highlands Climate Highlands = mountainous areas Highlands = mountainous areas –Myanmar, New Guinea, & Borneo  Deciduous trees


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