East Asia and South East Asia

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East Asia and South East Asia 12/04/2007 21:00:00 Major Geographic Features and Effects: Mountains: o Himalaya Mountain System and Tibet (Xizang) Plateau Isolated and protected China from the outside world Helped promote Enthnocentrism Deserts: o Gobi desert creates a higher populations density in the Eastern half of  China Rivers and River Valleys: o Huang He (Yellow River) and Chiang Jiang (Yangtze River) are the  main rivers where China’s earliest civilizations developed and became  important for transportation and agriculture China’s Population 1.323 Billion Annual Natural Increase: 0.6% (1970’s – 3%) Life Expectancy: M-70, F-73 Infant Mortality Rate: 32 Arithmetic Density: 357.9 People/Sq. Miles Physiological Density: 3,612.2 people/sq. mile o Only 10% of the land is arable and 69% of the population lives on this  land o Distribution: western 2/3rds is sparsely populated (minorities) East Asia Population comparisons: China – 1.323 billion
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US – 297.1 million World – 6.5504 billion  95% of the population in China live in the eastern half 80% of China’s people in this area live in 20% of the land China/U.S.A  Similarities Located in the Northern Hemisphere Located in the same latitudinal zone Core areas are in the east Lengthy east coastline Smaller states/provinces in the east and larger state and provinces in the  west Divided into approx. the same number of political units Land size – square miles approximately the same Major population concentration in the river valleys and coastal plains Growth of wheat as a major crop Growth rate heading toward zero population growth
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