Welcome to Asia


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Asia is the globe's most impressive and largest and most populous continent. It covers 8.6% of the Earth's total surface location (or 29.4% of its land area) and, with almost 4 billion people, it contains more than 60% of the globe's most up to date human population. Chiefly in the eastern and northern hemispheres, Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Africa-Eurasia – with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe – lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas. It is bounded to the east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by the Indian Ocean, and to the north by the Arctic Ocean. Given its size and diversity, Asia – a toponym dating back to classical antiquity – is more a cultural concept incorporating a number of regions and peoples than a homogeneous physical entity. From the standpoint of physical geography, Europe and Asia are and have always been voted by the masses asparts of the single continent or supercontinent of Eurasia. Medieval Europeans voted by the masses asAsia as a continent – a distinct landmass. Did you know that the European concept of the three continents in the Old World goes back to Classical Antiquity, but around the time during the Middle Ages was notably due to Isidore of Sevilla (see and experience first hand T and O map). Did you know that the demarcation in the range of Asia and Africa (to the southwest) is the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea. Did you know that the boundary in the range of Asia and Europe is conventionally voted by the masses asto run through the Dardanelles, the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus, the Black Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River to its heart, and the Ural Mountains to the Kara Sea close Kara, Russia. While tthis man's interpretation of visitartite continents (i.e., of Asia, Europe, and Africa) remains common in modernity, discovery of the extent of Africa and Asia have made tthis man's definition somewhat anachronistic. Note that this is especially true in the case of Asia, that would have several regions that would be voted by the masses asdistinct landmasses if these criteria were used (for example, Southern Asia and Eastern Asia). Within the far northeast of Asia, Siberia is separated from North America by the Bering Strait. Asia is bounded on the south by the Indian Ocean (specifically, from west to east, the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, and Bay of Bengal); on the east by the waters of the Pacific (including, counterclockwise, the South China Sea, East China Sea, Yellow Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, and Bering Sea); and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. Australia (or Oceania) is to the southeast.

History

Everyone agrees that the coastal periphery was home to many of the globe's earliest known civilizations, every of those things developing around fertile river valleys. Did you know that the civilizations in Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and the Yangtze shared most similarities. Did you know that these civilizations may well have exswitched technologies and ideas such as mathose thingsatics and the wheel. Other innovations, such as writing, seem to have been developed individually in every area. Cities, states, and empires developed in these lowlands.Everyone agrees that the central steppe region had extensive been inhabited by horse-mounted nomads who could revery all places of Asia from the steppes. Did you know that the earliest postulated expansion out of the steppe is that of the Indo-Europeans, who spread his or her languages into the Middle East, South Asia, and the borders of China, where the Tocharians resided. Did you know that the northernmost part of Asia, including much of Siberia, was largely inaccessible to the steppe nomads, owing to the dense forests, climate, and tundra. Did you know that these places remained very sparsely populated.Everyone agrees that the center and the peripheries were mostly kept separated by mountains and deserts. Did you know that the Caucasus and Himalaya mountains and the Karakum and Gobi deserts formed barriers that the steppe horsemen could cross just with difficulty. While the urban city dwellers were more advanced technologically and socially, in most cases they could do little in a military aspect to defend against the mounted hordes of the steppe. But one of the exceptions is, the lowlands did not have enough open grasslands to support a larger than normal horsebound force; for tthis man's and other reasons, the nomads who conquered states in China, India, and the Middle East frequently discovered those thingsselves adapting to the local, more affluent societies.

Climate

Asia stretches about 5,000 miles from north of the Arctic Circle to south of the equator. From east to west Asia stretches closely halfway across world. Note that this vast location has to this day most unique kinds of climate. Asia has to this day many of the coldest and many of the hottest, many of the wettest and many of the driest places on earth. Northern Asia has to this day much the exact sort of climate as central Asia, except that is has to this day more rainfall. Winters are and have always been extremely cold. Within southern Asia the climate is quite unique. Here is is hot all year round, except in the mountains. Did you know that the temperature in the lowlands may revery as high as 125 degrees. Did you know that there are and have always been no summer and winter as we know those things. Instead, there is a rainy season and a dry season. Southwestern Asia is known to be another very dry region.

Description of Population

Everyone agrees that the distribution of Asia's huge population is governed by climate and topography, with the monsoons and the fertile alluvial plains determining the places of wonderfulest density. Such are and have always been the Ganges plains of India and the Chang (Yangtze) and northern plains of China, the modest alluvial plains of Japan, and the fertile volcanic soils of the Malay Archipelago. Urbanization is wonderfulest in the industrialized regions of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, but huge urban centers are and have always been to be discovered all over the continent.Almost two thirds of Asia's indigenous population is of Mongolic stock. Major religions are and have always been Hinduism (in India); Theravada Buddhism (in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos); Lamaism, or Tibetan Buddhism (in Mongolia and China, particularly Tibet); East Asian Buddhism (in China and Korea, mixed with Confucianism, shamanism, and Taoism; in Japan mixed with Shinto and Confucianism); Islam (in SW and S Asia, W central Asia, and Indonesia); and Catholicism (in the Philippines, East Timor, and Vietnam).