Thursday, September 11, 2014

Asia Continent - Geographical Features and Population

1. In area and population, Asia is the largest continent of the world, cover 16,838,365 Sq. miles.

2. It comprised 49 separate countries, including 97% of Turkey and 72% of the Russian Federation.

3. Almost 60% of the world’s population lives in Asia.

4. The border between Asia and Europe is traditionally drawn as an imaginary zigzag line passing down the water divide of the Ural Mountain through the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus Mountain and the Black sea.

5. The boundary dividing Asia and Africa is generally along the Suez Canal and the boundary between Asia and Australia is usually placed between the New Guinea and Australia.

6. Mt. Everest, the highest peak of the world, the Dead Sea, lowest place in the world and Verkhoyansk, the coldest place in the Northern Hemisphere are located in Asia.

7. The landscape of northern Asia consists of old mountain chains, shield, plateaus and basins, like the Ural Mountain in the west and the central Siberian Plateau to the east.

8. Asia is the world’s largest continent, encompassing many different and discrete realms, from the desert Arab lands of the south-west to the sub tropical archipelago of Indonesia; from the vast barren wastes of Siberia to fertile river valleys of China and South Asia, seats of some of the world’s ancient civilization.

9. Some of the world’s most populous and least populous regions are in Asia. The plains of eastern China, the Ganges River plain in India, Japan and the Indonesia Islands of Java, all have very high population densities; by contrast part of Siberia and the Plateau of Tibet are virtually uninhabited.

10. China has the world’s greatest population -20% of the globe’s total while India, with the second largest 17.5% is likely to overtake china within 30 Years.

11. The discovery of oil in the Persian Gulf has brought immense wealth to countries that previously rallied on subsistence of agriculture or marginal desert land.

12.Although Siberia remains a quintessentially frozen, inhabitable wasteland, vast untapped mineral reserve-especially the oil and gas of the west Siberia Plain have lured industrial development of the area since the 1950 and 1960s.

13. At least 60% of the world’s known oil and gas deposits are founds in Asia.

14. South-east Asia and some of the world’s largest deposits of Tin, found in a best running down the Malay Peninsula to Indonesia.

15. Date Palm have cultivated in oasis throughout the Arabian Peninsula since antiquity in addition to the fruit, palms are used for timber, flue l, rape and for making vinegar, syrup and a liquid known as arrack.

16. Azerbaijan has substantial oil reserve, located in and around the Caspian Sea. They were some of the earliest oilfield in the world to be exploited.

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