East Asia Region

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East Asia is a region located in the Northeastern hemisphere of the world. It consists of the countries: China (population 1,338,100,000), Japan (127,400,000), North Korea (22,800,000), South Korea (48,900,000), Mongolia (2,800,000), Taiwan (23,200,000), China, Hong Kong SAR (7,000,000), China, Macau SAR (500,000) and China, Tibet (2,620,000). Its major cities are Beijing (China) Tokyo (Japan) Pyongyang (North Korea) Seoul (South Korea) Taipei (Taiwan) Shanghai (China) Kunming (China) Lhasa (China) and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia). East Asia has many tectonic plates inside of its boundary and surrounding it. In the region are the following plates: the Eurasian Plate, Philippine Plate, Yangtze Plate, Okhotsk Plate, the Amur Plate, Mariana Plate, and Okinawa Plate. East Asia has a humid subtropical climate. East Asia’s 5 major climate regions are semi-arid, arid, humid, subtropical, humid, continental, and highland. It is a tropical, but dry, climate that is perfect for growing crops. In the summer season, rain falls throughout the warm months, whenever it pleases. Monsoons, Tsunamis, and Pacific winds affect the climate. East Asia is a historical area, and has many major physical features. Some of the most well-known features of the region are the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, the Yellow River, and The Great Wall of China. Each feature is unique and important to the way life is today in the region. The Three Gorges Dam is on the Yangtze River, which is 6,300 km long, in China, located by the town of Sandouping, located in the Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province. It is a hydro-electric dam that produces 10% of China’s power. After 2009, the dam reservoir will be filled with 185 meters of water. In 1990, electricity productio... ... middle of paper ... ...ow River. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. . "China's Three Gorges Dam, by the Numbers." National Geographic. National Geographic Society, n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. . "Facts on China's Three Gorges Damn." Facts on China's Three Gorges Damn. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Dec. 2013. . "The Geography of East Asia." The Geography of East Asia. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2013. . "The Great Wall of China." The Great Wall of China. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. . "Yellow River (Huang He)." WWF. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. .
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