Writing is a prerequisite of written geography. It is bounded to the northwest by Pakistanto the north by NepalChinaand Bhutan ; and to the east by Myanmar Burma. The border with Europe starts with the coast of the eastern Mediterranean, even though Turkey in the Near East extends partly into the Aegean Islands and includes Istanbul on the European side of the Bosphorus.
A historical movement of population from the arid zones of Central Asia has followed the mountain passes into the Indian subcontinent. The canal extended the southern shore into the Red Sea.
Asia has the highest average elevation of the continents and contains the greatest relative relief. Ptolemy was a geographer of the middle Roman Empire, an Egyptian.
The religions HinduismBuddhism and Islam gradually diffused into local cosmology. The second runs from Phoenicia to the Red Sea the ancient Red Sea comprised also the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean and from there to India, after which "no man can say what sort of region it is.
The specific features of the coastline in some areas—especially in the east and southeast—are the result of active volcanism; thermal abrasion of permafrost caused by a combination of the action of breaking waves and thawingas in northeastern Siberia; and coral growth, as in the areas to the south and southeast.
Due to the high quality of its arts, crafts, metallurgy and buildings, the accomplishments in urban planning, governance, trade and technology etc. Overall dimensions[ edit ] Different sources give different estimates of the area enclosed by the imaginary border of Asia.
Taiwan does not share land borders with any country, but lies to the north of the Philippines and east of the South China Sea. Commentaries and discussions also focus on the development of valid political ideas and concepts of societal progress and ethic conformity. Indonesia to the southeast, a nation consisting of thousands of islands, adds a significant amount of territory to mainland Asia and extends the extreme Asian latitude further south.
The islands—including Taiwanthose of Japan and IndonesiaSakhalin and other islands of Asian Russia, Sri LankaCyprusand numerous smaller islands—together constitute 1, square miles 3, square kmabout 7 percent of the total.
The width of the system varies between and miles and km.
There are also appreciable concentrations in the Pacific borderlands and on the islands, but vast areas of Central and North Asia—whose forbidding climates limit agricultural productivity—have remained sparsely populated.
Weakly indurated, largely deforested, and subject to heavy rain and intense erosion, the Siwaliks provide much of the sediment transported onto the plain. East Timor also demonstrates Portuguese influence through colonialism, as it is a predominantly Christian nation.
The Australia—Indonesia border is still being negotiated. The northeastward movement of the subcontinent continues at about 2. Tibetan Buddhism is the dominant religion in Bhutan and the Tibetan alphabet is used to write Dzongkhathe dominant language of Bhutan.
The preceding Mycenaean Greece left scant record of some serving women from a locality in the later Asia Minor called Asia.
Crests in the Siwaliks, averaging from 3, to 5, feet to 1, metres in elevation, seldom exceed 6, feet 2, metres. The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, one of the world's great architectural masterpieces.
Gerald Cubitt Because of the continued subduction of the Indian peninsula against the Eurasian Plate, the Himalayas and the associated eastern ranges remain tectonically active. Dance drama is also a very important feature of the culture, utilizing movements of the hands and feet perfected over thousands of years.Asia is more a geographic term than a homogeneous continent, the Chinese have remained ethnically more homogeneous than the populations of other Asian countries.
High pass through the Himalayas, Tibet Autonomous Region, The principal treatment of Asian historical and cultural development is contained in the articles on Asian countries. Asia is made up of 48 countries that are all members of the United Nations.
A further 12 Asian countries are not members of the United Nations, six of which are dependent territories. Asia is the largest continent in the world, both in terms of area and population. Asia accounts for about 30 percent. The land of India—together with Bangladesh and most of Pakistan—forms a well-defined subcontinent, set off from the rest of Asia by the imposing northern mountain rampart of the Himalayas and by adjoining mountain ranges to the west and east.
In area, India ranks as the seventh largest country in the world. The geographic nature of the country raises such questions as whether the sea and the seabed count as Asia. The Australia–Indonesia border is still being negotiated. Currently a treaty remains unratified. Cultural geography is one of the two major branches of geography (versus physical geography) and is often called human geography.
Cultural geography is the study of the many cultural aspects found throughout the world and how they relate to the spaces and places where they originate and then travel. History of South Korea South Korea has a long history that dates back to ancient times.
There is a myth that it was founded in B.C.E by the god-king Tangun. There is a myth that it was founded in B.C.E by the god-king Tangun.Download