Ganges River, Huang He (Yellow River)

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SS7G9 The student will locate selected features in Southern and Eastern Asia.
a. Locate on a world and regional political/physical map: Ganges River, Huang He (Yellow River), Indus
River, Mekong River, Yangtze (Chang Jiang) River, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Sea of Japan,
South China Sea, Yellow Sea, Gobi Desert , Taklimakan Desert, Himalayan Mountains, and
Korean Peninsula.
b. Locate on a world and regional political/physical map the countries of China, India, Indonesia, Japan,
North Korea, South Korea, and Vietnam.
Southern and Eastern Asia
Physical Features of S & E Asia
The Ganges River
- The Ganges River (Ganga
River) is 1,560 mi in length.
- For most of its course it is a wide
and sluggish stream, flowing
through one of the most fertile and
densely populated regions in the
world.
The Huang He (Yellow) River
Ganges R.
- The Huang He is China’s second
longest river, with a length of 3,395
miles.
- The word huang (“yellow”) is a
reference to the fine loess sediments
that the river carries to the sea.
Huang He (Yellow) R.
The Indus River
Ganges R.
- The Indus River is some 1800
miles in length.
- The river’s annual flow is … twice that
of the Nile River...
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Indus R.
Ganges R.
The Mekong River
- The Mekong is about 2,700 mi in length.
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Indus R.
Ganges R.
The Yangtze River
Mekong R.
- The Yangtze River flows for
3,915 miles.
- For over two centuries the Yangzte
has served as a transportation
highway and commercial
thoroughfare.
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Indus R.
Yangtze R.
Ganges R.
Mekong R.
The Bay of Bengal
- The Bay of Bengal (largest bay in the
world,) forms the northeastern part of the
Indian Ocean.
- The climate of the Bay of Bengal
is dominated by the monsoons.
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Indus R.
Yangtze R.
Ganges R.
Bay
Of
Bengal
The Indian Ocean
Mekong R.
- The Indian Ocean is the third largest of
the world's five oceans (after the Pacific
Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, but larger
than the Southern Ocean and Arctic
Ocean).
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Indus R.
Yangtze R.
Ganges R.
Bay
Of
Bengal
Indian Ocean
Mekong R.
The Sea of Japan
- The Sea of Japan influences the climate of Japan
because of its relatively warm waters.
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Sea
Of
Japan
Yangtze R.
Indus R.
Ganges R.
The South China Sea
Bay
Of
Bengal
Mekong R.
Indian Ocean
- The South China Sea is one of the most
important trade routes in the world.
Sea
Of
Japan
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Yangtze R.
Indus R.
Ganges R.
Bay
Of
Bengal
Indian Ocean
Mekong R.
South
China
Sea
The Yellow Sea
- The rivers that flow into the Yellow Sea
carry so much mineral-rich soil that the
water actually turns yellow.
- The Yellow Sea is famous for its
fishing grounds.
The Gobi Desert
Sea
Of
Yellow Japan
Sea
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Indus R.
Yangtze R.
Ganges R.
Bay of Bengal
Indian Ocean
Mekong R.
South
China
Sea
- The Gobi Desert is the largest desert in
Asia.
- A rain shadow desert, Gobi suffers
from having most of its rain blocked by
the Himalyas.
- Temperatures can fall as far minus-40
degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Summer is
no picnic, either, with the heat occasionally
rising to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Taklamakan Desert
Gobi
Desert
Sea
Of
Yellow Japan
Sea
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Indus R.
Yangtze R.
Ganges R.
Bay of Bengal
Indian Ocean
Mekong R.
South
China
Sea
- Takla Makan Desert is China's
largest desert.
- In Uigur language, Takla Makan
means 'you can get into it but can
never get out' and the desert has
another name 'the Sea of Death'.
Gobi
Desert
Sea
Of
Yellow Japan
Sea
Taklamakan
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Desert
Indus R.
The Himalayan Mountains
Ganges R.
Bay of Bengal
Indian Ocean
Yangtze R.
Mekong R.
South
China
Sea
- The Himalayas include the
highest mountains in the
world.
- The name Himalaya means the House
of Snow and it consists of several
parallel mountain ranges.
Taklamakan
Desert
Gobi
Desert
Huang He (Yellow) R.
Himalayas
Indus R.
The Korean Peninsula
Yellow
Sea
Yangtze R.
Ganges R.
Bay
of
Bengal
Indian Ocean
Mekong R.
South
China
Sea
Sea
Of
Japan
- Nighttime images of the Korean Peninsula
Physical Features of S & E Asia
w/ Labels
Indus R.
Korean
Gobi
Peninsula Sea
Desert
Of
Taklamakan
Desert Huang He (Yellow) R. Yellow Japan
Sea
Yangtze
R.
Himalayas
Ganges R.
South
Bay of Bengal Mekong R. China
Sea
Indian Ocean
Countries of S & E Asia
China
- China is the fourth largest country in
area (after Russia, Canada, and the
U.S.).
- China is the world's most populous
country with more than 1.3 billion
people.
- China's geography causes an uneven
population distribution; 94 percent live in
the eastern third of the country.
China
India
- India includes a peninsula extending into the
Indian Ocean and is a land of great contrasts in
geography.
- India is second only to China in country
population but India is growing faster.
China
India
Indonesia
- Indonesia is a vast equatorial archipelago of
17,000 islands.
Japan
China
India
Indonesia
- Japan, a country of 4 large islands and
over 4000 smaller islands, extends
along the Pacific coast of Asia.
- Only an estimated 18 percent of Japan's
territory is suitable for settlement—so
Japan's cities are large and densely
populated.
North
Korea
Japan
China
India
Indonesia
- The Democratic People's Republic of
Korea, or North Korea, occupies the
northern part of the Korean peninsula in
East Asia, with mountains covering more
than 80 percent of the land.
N. Korea
China
South
Korea
India
Indonesia
Japan
- The Republic of Korea, or South Korea,
consists of the southern half of the Korean
peninsula in East Asia and many islands
lying off the western and southern coasts.
N. Korea
S. Korea
China
India
Vietnam
Indonesia
Japan
- Vietnam, in Southeast Asia, stretches 1,000
miles north to south, but is only about 25
miles wide at its narrowest point near the
country's center.
Countries of S & E Asia
w/ Labels
N. Korea
S. Korea
China
India
Vietnam
Indonesia
Japan
Sources
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