There are three Asian rhino species, all of which have been pushed to the brink of extinction. The greater one-horned is slowly recovering thanks to years of succesful conservation efforts but the Sumatran and Javan rhinos remain at great risk. Poaching for their horns and habitat loss are the two greatest threats to the survival of Asia's remaining rhinos.
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Yet the most striking image rising from the desert is an entirely new city. At the customs gate, trucks line up stacked with agricultural equipment and huge cross sections of blue industrial piping, as blurry-eyed drivers chain-smoke out of their cab windows. Not since the hordes of Genghis Khan galloped west in the 13th century have such sweeping transnational ambitions emanated from China, though instead of ashes and sun-bleached bones, this time the invaders plan to leave harbors, pipelines and high-speed rail in its wake.
Western Himalayasalso called Punjab Himalayaswesternmost section of the vast Himalayas mountain range. It lies mainly in the disputed Kashmir region of the northern Indian subcontinent—including portions administered by India and Pakistan —and also in the northwestern part of Himachal Pradesh state, India. In all, the western Himalayas extend southeast for some miles km from the bend of the Indus River northwest to the Sutlej River southeast. The upper Indus separates them from the Karakoram Range to the north.
Asia is the largest and most populated continent, being the home of many civilizations. It shares land borders with Europe, which is not defined and hence share a landmass called Eurasia. Afro-Eurasia is the name given to the landmass between Asia, Europe, and Africa.
The Russian Federation Russia is situated in the northern hemisphere in the largest Earth continent Eurasia. Russia is the largest state and have the total area equal to The capital of the Russian Federation is Moscow.
Print Mail Large Medium Small. As China promotes the Belt and Road Initiative, cities long the ancient Silk Road linking ancient China and Europe have become hot spots for investment and tourism. Here are four of the most famous cities on the ancient route in China.
Workdays in Xinjiang generally begin at 10 or 11 a. Travelers pass through the train station in Kashgar, China's westernmost city, in May Ringed by seven Central and South Asian nations, Xinjiang is an Alaska-sized territory of parched desert, snowcapped mountains and lush grasslands.
Some geographers include Europe and Asia together in a larger Eurasian region, noting that western Asian countries, such as Turkey, merge almost imperceptibly into Europe. The continental mainland stretches from the southern end of the Malay Peninsula to Cape Chelyuskin in Siberia. Its westernmost point is Cape Baba in northwestern Turkey, and its easternmost point is Cape Dezhnyov in northeastern Siberia.
The country of Kazakhstan just so happens to be the largest country in the world compared to all other landlocked countries. With all countries in mind, Kazakhstan is the ninth largest out of a total of countries. With such high rankings, Kazakhstan is located in two different continents. The country's westernmost regions are part of Europewhile its central and eastern areas are found in Central Asia.