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Asia has the distinction of being the world's largest continent. With a land area of more than 17 million square miles, Asia occupies about one third of Earth's land area. Asia has several important island countries, including Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Geographically, Asia includes the fertile, productive land of the Indian subcontinent; the vast deserts of the Arabian Peninsula, Central Asia, and parts of China and Mongolia; steamy tropical rain forests; and the cold expanse of Siberia in the Arctic region.

Asia has the world's highest mountains, the Himalayas, sometimes called "the roof of the world." The continent has many major rivers and inland lakes. Asia's (and Earth's) highest mountain is Mount Everest (29,035 ft), located on the border of Nepal and China. The world's lowest elevation is the Dead Sea (1,365 ft below sea level), a saltwater lake on the border of Jordan and Israel. Asia's population numbers more than 3.9 billion people; that is more than three fifths of the world's total population.

For #1-7, locate and identify the countries or areas that match the descriptions.

1. The many-islands country at 3[degrees]S, 115[degrees]E, which has the world's largest Muslim population: --*

2. The country at 32[degrees]N, 44[degrees]E, where U.S.-led forces have been involved in a war: --*

3. The country at 40[degrees]N, 90[degrees]E, a manufacturing giant of Asia that has the world's largest population: --*

4. Two countries--one at 30[degrees]N, 55[degrees]E and one at 40[degrees]N, 125[degrees]E--that pose a serious nuclear threat to the world: --

5. This country, bordered by the Indian Ocean, Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, has the world's second-largest population: --*

6. The country at 24[degrees]N, 121[degrees]E, which China's Communist government considers part of China: --

7. Two nations, once a single country: (a) at 36[degrees]N, 128[degrees]E, a major manufacturer of electronics: -- (b) at 40[degrees]N, 125[degrees]E, under strict Communist control: --

8. Calculate the distance (to the nearest 100 miles) between New Delhi, India, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia: --

For #9-14, locate and name these important geographical features of Asia.

9. Two high mountain ranges in western China: --

10. The sea bordering Oman, Pakistan, and India: --*

11. The ocean bordering Asia to the east: --; to the north: --*

12. The Indonesian island at 0[degrees], 102[degrees]E, epicenter of the December 2004 tsunami: --

13. The major river of northern India that flows south-eastward to the Bay of Bengal: --*

14. The huge desert that occupies most of Mongolia and extends into China: --*

15. Name the large oil-rich country at 24[degrees]N, 44[degrees]E: --

For #16-19, identify the capital at each set of coordinates, and its country,

16. 36[degrees]N, 51[degrees]E: --; 18. 14[degrees]N, 100[degrees]E: --;

17. 40[degrees]N, 116[degrees]E: --; 19. 14[degrees]N, 121[degrees]E: --

20. Which of these U.S. cities is at nearly the same latitude as Ankara, Turkey: Denver, Colorado; Jacksonville, Florida; or Boston, Massachusetts? --

Where you see an asterisk (*), write the name of the country and/or geographical feature on the outline map,

Answers

Map of Asia

1. Indonesia

2. Iraq

3. China

4. Iran, North Korea

5. India

6. Taiwan

7. South Korea; North Korea

8. about 2,000 miles

9. Kunlun Shan, Himalayas

10. Arabian Sea

11. Pacific Ocean; Arctic Ocean

12. Sumatra

13. Ganges River

14. Gobi Desert

15. Saudi Arabia

16. Tehran, Iran

17. Beijing China

18. Bangkok, Thailand

19. Manila, Philippines

20. Denver, Colorado

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