Imperial China Geography (Gobi Desert (Average low temperatures are -40…
Imperial China Geography
The Great wall
The Great Wall of China is a wall that covers much of the northern border of China.
The Forbidden City
Largest ancient palace in the world
Palace of the emperor during the Ming and suing dynasty
Biggest ship in the world
Average low temperatures are -40 degrees Fahrenheit. Average highs are 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
Less than 8 inches of rain fall in the entire desert every year. The Gobi is very dry, but it is also very cold. It is nearly 3,000 feet above sea level, and so its temperatures are very low at times. It can be quite hot or quite cold, often in the same day.
It stretches nearly 1,000 miles east and west and nearly 5,000 miles north and south across large parts of Mongolia and China. In total, it covers 500,000 square miles.
The great wall of China
The grand canal
The Yangtze River is the longest in Asia and the third longest in the world with a length of 3,915 miles.
Plateau of Tibet
The Tibetan Plateau occupies an area of around 1,000 by 2,500 kilometers, and has an average elevation of over 4,500 meters. It is the highest and largest plateau in the world.
Also know as Huang He
Asia's 2nd longest river and the 6th longest in the world
Mt. Everest = the tallest mountain in the world
How on Earth did such tall mountains rise? A seriously big collision is how! The mega-collision is between two of the gigantic slabs called plates that make up Earth’s outer layer. The Earth’s plates slowly move, carrying continents along with them. As they move, the plates either grind past each other, pull apart, or collide head-on like a train wreck.
This mighty range stretches 1,500 miles from east to west, across Bhutan, Nepal, India, Tibet, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
7.19 - Create a visual or multimedia display to identify the physical location and major geographical features of China including the Yangtze River, Yellow River, Himalayas, Plateau of Tibet, and the Gobi Desert. (G)