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Southeast Asia Geography

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What three countries were a bloody battleground from the sixties through the eighties?
Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia
What have most countries of Southeast Asia been plagued by?
Political instability
How many independent nations are found in Southeast Asia today?
eleven
What are Southeast Asia's independent nations?
Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, and East Timor
What territory in Southeast Asia was under British protection until it received independence in 1983?
Brunei
What country surrounds Brunei?
Malaysia
What two large rivers found in Myanmar flow into the Gulf of Martaban?
Irrawaddy & Salween
What river separates Laos from Thailand?
Mekung
What river flows from China through Vietnam into the Gulf of Tonkin?
Red
What is Thailand's principal river?
Chao Phraya
What two countries of Southeast Asia are archipelagoes?
Indonesia & the Philippines
How many islands make up the republic of Indonesia?
17,508
What is Indonesia's population?
232 million
What is Indonesia's principal island?
Jawa
How many islands make up the Philippines?
7,100
What percent of Filippinos live on eleven islands?
ninety-four
What is the most populous island of the Philippines?
Luzon
What are two characteristics of Southeast Asia's climate?
hot & muggy
What is the average annual rainfall of much of Southeast Asia?
80 inches
How much rainfall fell at Gaguio, Luzon in July of 1911 over a 24-hour period?
46 inches
Where did the greatest volcanic eruption ever recorded take place?
Krakatoa
How many people died on an island 6 miles away from Krakatoa?
36,000
What are common in Southeast Asia between April and December?
typhoons
What country of Southeast Asia has the only good coal deposits in the area?
Vietnam
What natural resource is found in Brunei, Myanmar, and Indonesia?
oil
Approximately how many people live in Southeast Asia?
582 million
What nationality of people make up 80% of Singapore's population
Chinese
Where do over 90% of Southeast Asia's population live?
countryside
what country does not have a railroad network?
Laos
What is the length of a bamboo's growth cycle?
two months
What does bamboo do every 100 years?
it flowers
What is bamboo used for?
houses, fences, chopsticks, baskets, nets, traps, pipes, books