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Geography of Asia
Geography of Asia Study Guide
|What are the main deserts in Asia and where are they located?
|Gobi Desert in North/NW China to Mongolia and Taklimakan Desert is in NW China, East of Himalayas
|What are the 5 main rivers of Asia?
|1. Ganges River in India 2. Indus River in Pakistan, China, and India 3. Mekong River in Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar 4. Yellow River in China 5. Yangtze River in China
|What is the highest mountain peak in the Himalayas?
|What land form is called the "Roof of the World?"
|What is the Khyber Pass and What countries does it connect?
|Land route through the Hindu Kush mountains, connects Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was part of the Silk Road and has significant cultural, economic, political importance to region.
|What are the major environmental issues facing Asia?
|Overpopulation, water pollution, river pollution, Asian (atmospheric) Brown Cloud
|What river is holy to Hindus?
|What has caused the Ganges River to become polluted?
|Overpopulation, religious beliefs, and non-regulation of industry waste led to its pollution
|Where did the Brown Cloud originate?
|What caused the Brown Cloud to form?
|Industrialization, growing population, car emissions, burning of fossil fuels
|What are the effects of the Brown Cloud?
|Blocks 15% of sunlight, decrease in crop production, less rainfall, acid rain, extreme weather conditions, respiratory diseases and death
|What is the capital of China?
|What is the capital of Japan?
|What is the capital of India?