Two Special Economic Zones. *Macau* (settled by Portuguese in 1557 AD; given to China in 1999). *Hong Kong* (British colony from 1841-1997). Pearl River Delta is one of the wealthiest economic regions in the world. Hong Kong. Hong Kong. Korean Peninsula Northeast China, West of Japan.
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(settled by Portuguese in 1557 AD; given to China in 1999)
(British colony from
Very steep mountains
4,000 miles of coastline
Roughly the size of Utah
South Korea experiences mild, humid climate from the ocean currents.
North Korea’s climate is harsher with cold air coming in from the mainland China, plus the terrain is more mountainous.
East of the Korean Peninsula across the Sea of Japan
4 major islands (6, 852 total)
Roughly the size of Montana in total land area
70% mountains, 30% plains
Sea Farming is the major agricultural industry
(includes fishing, whaling, harvesting seaweed and pearls)
65% of land is forested
128 million residents
densely populated in the cities due to the lack of available land
Satellite image of Hokkaido island