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Asia Physical Features. Physical Features of Asia I.Highlands A.Himalayas (found in Nepal and South China) 1.Highest mountain range on earth a. Everest.

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1 Asia Physical Features

2 Physical Features of Asia I.Highlands A.Himalayas (found in Nepal and South China) 1.Highest mountain range on earth a. Everest (29,000 feet…almost 6 miles) B. Deccan plateau (Central India) C. Plateau of Tibet (Southwest China) 1.higher than the Rockies D.Several small volcanic mountains throughout SE Ring of Fire area E. Hindu Kush Mountains (Pakistan)

3 II. Lowlands and major waterways A.Indus River Valley 1.Northwestern India (drains from Himalayas) 2.Major culture hearth of southern Asia 3.Floods every year (fertilizes soil/ kills thousands) B.Ganges River 1.Northern India (drains Himalayas) 2.floods every year (fertilizes soil/kills people) C.Huang He/Yellow River 1.Runs in North China plain in NE China 2.major farming region of Asia D.Mekong River 1.Drains SE Asia into the South China Sea

4 III. Climates- (very similar to North America) A.Himalayas and Plateau of Tibet- Highland (always cold) B.Mongolia and Western China- Desert or dry grassland C.Northeast- Continental (4 seasons) D.East- Humid Subtropical (just like us in Georgia) E.Far Southeast- Tropical (mostly hot and rainy) F.Monsoon- Wet and Dry Season south of Himalayas IV. Resources A. China has huge amounts of coal, oil, iron, gold B. India has coal, natural gas, gold, aluminum C. Japan has many resources-Just not energy or building resources. D. Other resources are spread throughout the region

5 Himalayas

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7 Deccan plateau

8 Plateau of Tibet

9 Ring of Fire

10 Mount Fuji, Japan

11 Hindu Kush Mountains

12 Indus River

13 Indus River Valley

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15 Growing Rice in River Valley

16 Huang He in China

17 Huang He

18 Mekong River (SE Asia)


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