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East Asia Geography . China’s Mountains. Himalayas divide China from Nepal Highest peak in the world is Mt. Everest . Plateau of Tibet. Spreads across one-fourth China’s land Highest plateau on earth and is known as the “roof of the world”. China’s Rivers.

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china s mountains
China’s Mountains
  • Himalayas divide China from Nepal
  • Highest peak in the world is Mt. Everest
plateau of tibet
Plateau of Tibet
  • Spreads across one-fourth China’s land
  • Highest plateau on earth and is known as the “roof of the world”
china s rivers
China’s Rivers
  • Huang He begins in Plateau of Tibet, flows east and is called yellow river because of the silt that covers the plains. AKA- China’s Sorrow
  • Yangtze- longest river at 3,400 miles long. Flows east.
north china plain
North China Plain
  • Is in eastern China and is fertile from alluvial soil from the Huang He and loess brought from winds.
china s deserts
China’s Deserts
  • Taklimakan is in northwest China and is 600 miles wide. Dust storms in the spring lift the dust up to 13,000 feet high
  • Gobi desert is located in central northern China. Name means waterless place and can temps can range from 114 to -40 degrees.
japan
Japan
  • Four main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu (largest) , Shikoku, and Kyushu. Sits atop two tectonic plates.
mountains and volcanoes
Mountains and Volcanoes
  • Mountains cover more than 80% of Japan’s land. Japan’s tallest mountain is Mt. Fuji
  • Volcanic eruptions are common in Japan which is part of the Ring of Fire.
earthquakes and climate
Earthquakes and Climate
  • Japan records as many as 1,500 minor earthquakes per year. Construct buildings able to withstand earthquakes.
  • Climate is controlled by monsoons. They experience typhoons in summer and early fall.
the koreas
The Koreas
  • Located on the mountainous Korean peninsula.
  • North Korea is filled with mountains and valleys
  • South Korea is mixed with rugged mountains, coastal plains, and river valleys.
on your map label
On your map label:
  • Gobi
  • Taklimakan Desert
  • YangtzeRiver
  • Huang He River
  • Korean Peninsula
  • Himalayan Mountains
  • Mount Everest
  • Mount Fuji
  • North China Plain
  • Indian Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Bay of Bengall
  • South China Sea
  • Yellow Sea
  • Sea of Japan