Presentation on theme: "East Asian Geography 10 Geographic Features. #1. East Asia features many islands & archipelagos Japan is an archipelago Chain of islands Over 3000 tiny."— Presentation transcript:
#6: Mountains & Plateaus are major feature of topography Himalayas & Tibetan Plateau 4/5 th of Japan is mountainous terrain, thus not a lot of arable land. Korea also features many mountainous areas.
Tibetan Plateau . All told, some two billion people in more than a dozen countries— nearly a third of the world's population—depend on rivers fed by the snow and ice of the plateau region.
#8: “The Land of Rice & Fish” Rice is a staple 90% of this crop is grown in East Asia & consumed there. The majority of people in E. Asia eat rice 2 or 3 times a day. North of the Yangtze River, the climate is more suited for wheat growing The close access to water=diet of fish.
#9: Natural Resources vary greatly according to region China: very rich in natural resources –Oil, coal, iron, etc. Japan is limited in natural resources & is dependent on other nations
#10: Much of Southeast Asia is covered by rainforest What kind of effects would this have?
China remains a dominantly rural society with limited urbanization and industrialization outside of its city centers. It is one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations