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Chapter 41. II. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY. II. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY. A. Agriculture. Agriculture Most of the people of the region are involved in agriculture. A. Agriculture.

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Chapter41

II. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY


II. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

A. Agriculture


Agriculture

Most of the people of the region are involved in agriculture


A. Agriculture

Thailand, March 2002: Rice paddies cover much of Northern Thailand, where the farmers are often too poor to consume their own product of Jasmine Rice, which the government exports to wealthy nations

In humid-tropical and humid-subtropical

climates – rice is the principal food crop


A. Agriculture

Rice is grown in water-covered fields

called paddies


A. Agriculture

The rice paddies produce most of the

region’s food


A. Agriculture

Export crops include rubber, tea, coffee,

coconuts, sugarcane, and various spices


A. Agriculture

In humid-continental and steppe climates,

wheat is the main food crop


A. Agriculture

Deserts and high-plateau areas - flocks of

sheep and other animals are raised


B. Fishing


Aquaculture is an important economic activity

B. Fishing


Seafood is commercially farmed in protected bays and river mouths

B. Fishing


B. Fishing

Local food supply depends upon freshwater fish


B. Fishing

Several Asian nations have huge fishing fleets


C. Forests


C. Forests

Forest resources are divided into two types


Middle-latitude forests Tropical forests

C. Forests


Tropical rain forests of Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines have been depleted by logging

C. Forests


D. Mineral and energy resources


D. Mineral and energy resources

Some of the most abundant mineral resources are tin, tungsten, coal, and iron ore


D. Mineral and energy resources

More than half of the world’s tin is found in the region


The region has more than 1/3rd of the world’s supply of tungsten

D. Mineral and energy resources


Indonesia, Brunei, and Malaysia are major producers and exporters of oil

D. Mineral and energy resources


Japan and China are the region’s major economic powers

E. Industrialization


Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs) - characterized by rapid economic growth – China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia

E. Industrialization


Other nations - Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Mongolia— have poorly developed economies

E. Industrialization


E. Industrialization

Rapid industrialization has a great effect in the region


There has been large-scale migration of people from rural areas to cities

E. Industrialization


Problems created include:

growth of shantytowns (slums)

sewage problems

traffic congestion

E. Industrialization


Industrialization has led to severe industrial pollution of rivers, air, and coast-lines

E. Industrialization


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