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ASIA

This puzzle is on Central, South and East Asia.

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2 The Malabar Coast is on the west side of this country.
5 This country in 2006 was rated has the happiest country in Asia and the 8th happiest in the world while also being a landlocked state and is located at the eastern end of the Himalayas.
7 What peninsula and country is between the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan?
8 What is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China?
9 An international agreement setting binding targets for 37 industrialized countries for reducing greenhouse gas emissions was signed in this city and is known as the ________ Protocol.
10 The majority of this river flows through Pakistan and flows into the Arabian Sea near the port city of Karachi.
11 What is the largest city, main seaport and financial center of Pakistan?
12 Half of this lake is freshwater and the other half is saltwater. It is the 12th largest lake in the world.
15 What is the capital of Japan?
16 What is the capital of Nepal?
17 What is the capital of North Korea?
18 What is the largest island of Japan?
19 The Amu Darya River runs across this country along the southern border.
21 This basin is also known as the 'Red Basin' and is famous for rice cultivation.
22 This capital city has experienced a series of terrorist incidents including the Siege of the Red Mosque 2007, the Danish Embassy bombing 2008 and the 2008 Marriott bombing.
24 This river flows through Tibet, India and then through Bangladesh where it empties into the Bay of Bengal.
26 The government of this country was abolished in 1959 and is a 'colony' of China.
28 What is the capital of Kazakhstan?
30 This country lies on the west side of the Tarim Basin
31 This river is the longest in Asia, the 3rd longest in the world and empties into the East China Sea.
32 What is the capital of Mongolia?
34 The name of this city refers to the practice of forcing men to be sailors by trickery, intimidation or violence. Those engaged in this form of kidnapping were known as crimps. Until 1915 unfree labor was widely used aboard American merchant ship
37 This sea (2 words) encompasses the area between the Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan.
40 Dhaka is the capital of what country?
43 This city was a colony of the Portuguese and was the last remaining European colony in China.
44 This country is known as the most sparsely populated independent country in the world and is the worlds 2nd largest landlocked country after Kazakhstan.
45 The largest amphibious assault in the Pacific Theater of WW II was held on this island and today is home to 32 US military bases.
46 What is the capital of Turkmenistan?
48 What is the name of the river that is the third longest river that flows entirely within India?
1 This city was the capital of India from 1639 until the 1920's when the British Empire built a new capital, 'New ______'. After independence from the British rule in 1947 the British capital remained the capital and seat of India's government.
2 This tiny volcanic island (2 words) is the famous setting of a WW II battle. It is today even more famous for iconic photograph of 5 Marines and 1 Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States.
3 What is the capital of Sri Lanka
4 This desert is a cold, flat tableland of approximately 500,000 sq. miles. It can get as cold as -40 in the winter and 120F in the summer. It is prone to high winds and icy sandstorms in the winter.
6 This city was a colony of the British Empire after the 1st Opium War until 1997 when it was returned to China.
13 The name of this mountain pass (2 words) literally means 'Kills the Hindu', a reminder of the days when Indian slaves died while being transported to Central Asia.
14 The capital, Dushanbe, means 'Monday' which reflects that the city grew on the site of a village that originally was a popular Monday marketplace.
20 The Great Indian Desert is between two countries. India on the east and _____ on the west.
23 This island nation in the Indian Ocean consists of two long chains of 26 coral donut-shaped islands called atolls.
25 US soldiers are dying in Kabul and Kandahar - both are found in this country.
27 What is the name of the Earth's highest mountain with a peak of 29,029 peak above sea level?
29 This city has 1.5 million people living in slums. Mother Teresa was awarded the Noble Peace Prize for founding and working with a missionary to help the poor.
33 This sea, once the 4th larges lake in the world, has shrunk by 70% due to one of the worst man-made ecological disasters - over diverting of water resources for growing cotton.
35 These two sets of mountain ranges are named by cardinal directions - one is the Western __ and the other is the Eastern ____ .
36 The Pearl River in China has tributaries called the _________ or West River, the Bei Jiang or North River and the Dong Jiang or East River.
38 This 'sea' is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area. It is not as salty as the oceans but saltier then a lake. Sometimes it is listed as the worlds largest lake.
39 This city is the cultural heart of Pakistan - hosts most of the arts, cuisine, festivals, film-making, music,and gardening. Its known to be filled with poets & artists and has the largest educational institutes in Pakistan.
41 The natural deep-water harbor in Mumbai, India opens to what sea?
42 This city is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road between China and the west and today is on the World Heritage List.
47 What is the capital of the Republic of China?
49 What islands lie between Taiwan and Japan?
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