Saturday, March 5, 2011

An summary of Asia

Asia is the largest continent when measured by landmass and human population. Following is an summary of Asia.

Asia is determined one of the seven continents. This continental definition, however, is far broader than many citizen think. Under the seven continent methodology, Asia stretches from Japan in the East through Russia in the West. It encompasses Saudi Arabia and everything above Asia. While it doesn't always make practical sense, there is no denying this definition of Asia makes it the home of over 60 percent [4 billion] of all humans. China and India, of course, are the locations of a vast majority of these people.

South Kyrgyzstan

In contemporary times, geographers recognize there admittedly is no dividing line between Asia to the west and Europe to the East. This has resulted in the entire area being called Eurasia, but thousands of years of terminology aren't about to pass into antiquity. Today, most citizen refer to Europe as a continent so far as it extends to the Ural Mountains in Russia. everything to the east of that mountain range is determined Asia. For instance, Israel is determined a country in Western Asia!

Russia has even picked up on this theme with the two heads on the national flag. The west facing head refers to the European part of Russia while the East facing head refers to the Asian part of the country. Within Russia, it is roughly as if there are two countries with Moscow and St. Petersburg having heavy European influences. Cities in the Far East, such as Vladivostok, are much more oriented to China and such.

To conclude the boundary issue, the powers that be have started defining Asia subcontinents. The areas are:

Central Asia - Kazakhstan Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

1. East Asia - China, Japan, Mongolia, Taiwan, North and South Korea.

2. North Asia - Russia.

3. India Subcontinent - India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

4. Southeast Asia - Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar [Burma], Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

5. Southwest Asia - The Middle East along with Turkey, Iran, Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon and sometimes Egypt.

Given the problems defining the boundaries of Asia, you can fantasize it is also difficult to define sure characteristics concerning the continent. After all, life in Turkey is much different than in China. Conversely, customs in India are fully different than those in China. In fact, most citizen living in Asia take offence when person uses the word "Asians" to refer to them. The word implies a similarity among all citizen in Asia, which naturally isn't true.

Economically, things are a bit easier to categorize. The largest economy in Asia is China as a part of gross domestic product. Officially known as the People's Republic of China, this country remains communist in name only when it comes to economic issues. With weighty economic increase over the last 10 years, China is the second largest economy in the world after the United States. an additional one heavily populated area, India, is now the fourth biggest economy in the world, while relatively small Japan is the third. Put in practical terms, Asia is home to three of the four biggest economies on Earth. The three dominant financial centers are Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.

With so many countries, it is hardly surprising to find a wide collection of religious practices in Asia. There are a wide collection of confidence systems, but Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam have the largest whole of adherents.

Figuring out exactly what constitutes Asia is largely a matter of opinion. Among many assertions about Asia, the undisputable one is it is the home to the largest ration of humans on the planet.

An summary of Asia

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