imperial china geography (Himalayas (The Himalayas are by far the tallest…
imperial china geography
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)
The Himalayas are by far the tallest mountains in the world. This mighty range stretches 1,500 miles from east to west, across Bhutan, Nepal, India, Tibet, China, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
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.Just such a head-on collision has pushed the Himalayas sky-high.
The mountain range got its start about 40 million years ago, as India began slowly crunching into Asia. That collision is still going on, so the Himalayas keep getting taller. To find out how fast, geologists put a Global Positioning System (GPS) instrument near the summit of Mount Everest. They determined that each year, the mountain gains another 0.1576 inches.
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
highest plateau in he world
The Gobi is Asia's
largest desert. 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
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
the longest river in asia and the third longest in the world with a length of 3,915 miles
also called the jiang or "long river"
It flows from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China to the East China Sea
also known as Huang He
asia's second longest river and the 6th longest in the world
The river is 5464 km long and it drains at the Bohai Sea, a gulf of the Yellow Sea
The palace museum
The Forbidden City was the palace of the Chinese emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties
It is located in the heart of Beijing, the capital city of China, and is the largest ancient palace in the world.
Great wall of china
The Great Wall of China is a wall that covers much of the northern border of China. If you take the length of the entire wall, plus various branches, it is around 5,500 miles long!
The wall was built to help keep out northern invaders like the Mongols. Smaller walls had been built over the years, but the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, decided that he wanted a single giant wall to protect his northern border
He ordered that a single strong wall be built with thousands of lookout towers where soldiers could guard and protect his empire.
the great wall
largest ancient palace in the world
palace of the emperors during the Ming and Quin dynasties
he had the biggest ship