Comparision of Asia and Europe - Geography
1. It is the largest continent, both by area and population.
2. It extends from 10° 11’ S to 81° 12’ N latitudes. That is, from the equatorial region to the polar region.
3. It is located on the eastern hemisphere
4. The Bering Strait separates Asia and North America.
5. The Arabian, Indo China, India and Korea are the important peninsulas in Asia.
6. The important parallels such as the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Arctic Circle pass through it.
7. All kinds of climatic conditions are found here. It also enjoys the distinctive monsoon type of climate Southern Asia receives summer rainfall.
8. Both hot and cold deserts are located here.
9. It has a variety of mineral deposits .
10. Plantation crops such as tea, rubber and dates are largely cultivated in Asia.
11. A majority of people in Asia are involved in primary activities.
1. It is the smallest continent by area and the most developed.
2. It extends from 34° 51’ N to 81° 47’N latitudes. That is, from the sub-tropical region to the polar region.
3. It is located at the centre of the earth.
4. The Strait of Gibraltar separates Europe from Africa.
5. The Scandinavian, Iberian, Italian and Balkan are the important peninsulas in Europe.
6. Only the Arctic Circle passes through it.
7. It lies largely in the temperate zone. It enjoys the distinctive Mediterranean type of climate. Southern Europe receives winter rainfall.
8. There are no deserts here.
9. Mineral resources are limited, except for coal & iron.
10. Citrus fruits, olives and grapes are cultivated mostly in Asia.
11. A majority of people in Europe are involved in secondary and tertiary activities.
• Asia is the largest and the most populous continent in the world. It is divided into five physical divisions.
• From the equator to the poles, all types of climate are found in Asia.
• The treeless polar region to dense equatorial forest are found in Asia.
• Iron ore, coal, petroleum, Bauxite, mica, tin, zinc etc. are the chief minerals found in Asia.
• Rice, wheat, sugarcane, jute, cotton, tea, coffee and dates are the important crops.
• Asia is the birthplace of all religions.
• Europe is the sixth largest continent. It is divided into four physical divisions.
• The European rivers play a Vital role to the country economy.
• Europe experiences a cool temperate climate.
• Mixed farming is the most widely practised type of agriculture in Europe.
• Coal and Iron ore are a cheap minerals found in Europe.
• Christianity is the major religion in Europe.
• Beverage – a drink other than water
• Perennial – Continuing throughout the entire year
• Monsoon wind – The seasonal wind of the Indian ocean
• Tundra – A vast, flat, treeless Arctic
• Riverine – Situated beside a river
• Staple food – food that makes up the dominant part of people’s diet
• Irrigation – The artificial application of water to land
• Husbandry – The care, cultivation and breeding of crops and animals
• Viticulture – The cultivation of grapevines
• Steppes – a large area of flat unforested grassland in Siberia.
• Polder – A piece of low lying land reclaimed from the sea
• Race – a group of people who have similarities in biological traits.
• Horticulture – the art of garden cultivation and management (vegetables, fruits and flowers)
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Geography - Asia and Europe
Through this activity you will about in their proper location on the ap of Asia and Europe.
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