Asia is the largest of the 7 continents.The main religions include Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Jainism, Christianity, and Shintoism. The largest cities of Asia are Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta, Dehli, Mumbai, Manila, and Shanghai.The land of Asia is divided into six regions. These six regions are North Asia, Central Asia, Southwest Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Each region has something unique to offer.
North Asia is also known as Siberia. It’s extremely cold year round with below freezing temperatures. Snow and ice cover Siberia for most of the year. Siberia is the largest land area of Asia. It is bigger than the country of Canada! This northern region has the most land but the fewest people. Northern Asia is home to the famous Siberian Tiger and Husky dogs.
East Asia is the region with the most people. China is the largest country in East Asia.There are many different languages spoken in China.The Giant Panda lives near the Yangtze River. China is most known for The Great Wall of China. It’s the largest man-made structure.
Central Asia is where the countries of the former Soviet Republic were located. Central Asia is made up of deserts, mountains, and plateaus. Many people of Central Asia earn their living by raising animals such as sheep or goats.
Southwest Asia is also called The Middle East. The Middle East is known as the “Crossroads of the World” because it is where the three continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe come together. Most of Southwest Asia is desert. One of the most fascinating places to visit is the Dead Sea. It’s the world’s saltiest body of water. People actually stay afloat in the Dead Sea! Even the rocks along the seashore are salt-covered. Shepherds walking along the shoreline made history when they discovered ancient biblical writings rolled inside of glass bottles. These became known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
South Asia is made up of many mountain chains including The Himalaya Mountains. The tallest mountain in this area is Mount Everest. It’s part of the Himalaya Mountains chain.The largest country in South Asia is India. Many different languages are spoken in India. Many tourists from all over the world come to India to tour the famous Taj Mahal mausoleum.
Southeast Asia has thousands of islands surrounding a strip of mainland. Japan and Indonesia are located here and are made up of many smaller islands. These countries along with China lead the world in manufacturing goods. Southeast Asia has large rice farms. This region gets a lot of rain.
The following interactive Asia map will help you choose the countries you have visited. Then you know which ones are next. Don’t stop traveling!
Map coming soon. At this time, the website only has the European map online.