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  Asia and Oceania
The Republic of India, Asia's second-largest country after China, fills the major part of the South Asian subcontinent (which it shares with Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh) and includes the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal and Lakshadweep (formerly the Laccadive, Minicoy, and Amindivi Islands) in the Arabian Sea.
The smallest country in Asia, the Republic of Maldives consists of an archipelago of nearly 1,200 coral islands and sand banks in the Indian Ocean, some 200 of which are inhabited.
The Republic of the Philippines consists of an archipelago of 7,107 islands situated SE of mainland Asia and separated from it by the South China Sea.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Asia-and-Oceania   (6262 words)

  
  Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asia is traditionally defined as part of the landmass of Africa-Eurasia -– with the western portion of the latter occupied by Europe -– lying east of the Suez Canal, east of the Ural Mountains, and south of the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas.
The demarcation between Asia and Africa is the Isthmus of Suez and the Red Sea.
Asia is the largest continent in the world by a considerable margin, and it is rich in natural resources, such as petroleum and iron.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asia   (3485 words)

  
 Southwest Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Southwest Asia or Southwestern Asia (often confused with the Middle East) is the southwestern portion of Asia.
Southwest Asia is partly coterminous with the traditional European names the Middle East and the Near East, both of which describe the regions' geographical position in relation to Europe rather than their location within Asia.
Anatolia, Arabia, Caucasia, Levant, and Mesopotamia are subregions of Southwest Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southwest_Asia   (347 words)

  
 Southwest Asia
Most of the population in Southwest Asia is located where there is water: along the Asian eastern and northeastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Tigris-Euphrates Basin, in far-flung desert oases, and along the lower mountain slopes of Iran south of the Caspian Sea.
Southwest Asia can best be summed up as a B climate, desert and steppe, with the Arabian Peninsula being the driest with an average rain fall of four inches a year.
Southwest Asia is dominated by the Islamic religion with the exception of Israel, which is Jewish, and Lebanon, which is Christian.
maps.unomaha.edu /Peterson/funda/Notes/Notes_Exam2/SWA.html   (2754 words)

  
 Stimson - South West Asia Homepage
The Southwest Asia team has organized a workshop in Beirut in January 2006 to that effect.
The Southwest Asia program hosted two events to share the key findings of the newly-released Iraq and America: Choices and Consequences.
Ellen Laipson and Emile El-Hokayem contributed a paper on the role of EU in rebuilding Iraq to the Bertelsmann Foundation and Munich CAP.
www.stimson.org /swa/?SN=SW20040330629   (683 words)

  
 Asia - Countries in Asia - Information on Asia - Continent Asia - Asian Countries - Populous Continent Asia
Asia the largest and the most populous continent of the world is strewn with innumerable places of tourist attraction.
Asia is a wonderland of infinite tourist attractions.
Asia excels as a continent with some of the brilliant countries of the world.
www.allwonderscountries.com /asia.html   (842 words)

  
 Asia - MSN Encarta
Most geographers regard Asia as bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean, on the south by the Indian Ocean, and on the southwest by the Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea.
On the west, the conventional boundary between Europe and Asia is drawn at the Ural Mountains, continuing south along the Ural River to the Caspian Sea, then west along the Caucasus Mountains to the Black Sea.
Asia is bounded on three sides by oceans: the Arctic to the north, the Pacific to the east, and the Indian to the south.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761574726&pn=1   (1220 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Southwest Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Southwest Asia (often called the Middle East) is the southwestern part of Asia.
The term "West Asia" has however become the preferred term of use for the Middle East in countries such as India, possibly because of the perceived Eurocentrism of the term "Middle East".
Anatolia, Arabia, Levant, and Mesopotamia are subregions of Southwest Asia.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Southwest_Asia   (178 words)

  
 Asia Minor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Near the southern coast of Asia Minor are the Taurus Mts.; the rest of the peninsula is occupied by the Anatolian plateau, which is crossed by numerous mountains interspersed with lakes.
In ancient times most Eastern and Western civilizations intersected in Asia Minor, for it was connected with Mesopotamia by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and with Greece by the Aegean and Mediterranean seas.
Asia Minor was then gradually (13th–15th cent.) conquered by the Ottoman Turks.
www.bartleby.com /65/as/AsiaMino.html   (340 words)

  
 An MBendi Profile: Asia - Asia Continental Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Asia, the largest of the earth’s seven continents, accounts for almost a third of the earth’s land and around 60% of the population.
Asia is bounded on the North by the Arctic Ocean, on the South by the Indian Ocean, on the East by the Bering Strait and the Pacific Ocean, and on the Southwest by the Red and Mediterranean seas.
Asia continues to be an area rife with religious conflicts, namely: Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs in the Middle East, Fundamentalist vs. moderate Muslims in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan quarrelling over Kashmir, while in Southeast Asia the Moro people in the Philippines have an ongoing fight with the government.
www.mbendi.co.za /land/as/p0005.htm   (1304 words)

  
 Drug Policy Perspectives -- Central and Southwest Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As part of the Soviet Union, Central Asia was a united economic region, with a focus on the delivery of raw materials.
The emerging narcotics nexus between Southwest Asia, where opium/heroin is produced, and Central Asia, where it transits, is growing in significance as international traffickers seek the easiest and most profitable routes to established consumers in the West and recognize new opportunities to expand their business to new areas, including the FSU.
Significant amounts of Southwest Asian opiates are consumed in the region, which has a growing addict population estimated at between 3.5 and 5 million.
www.ncjrs.org /ondcppubs/publications/policy/voabk.html   (1939 words)

  
 Southwest Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Southwest Asia was the center for the development of one of the planet's first civilizations.
Towns became widespread on the plains of Mesopotmia and in the highlands of Iran and Anatolia by 7000 B.C. Some of these became the centers of ranked chiefdoms.
This is a presentation of the research on the first complex societies.
www.umma.lsa.umich.edu /OldWorld/Deh_Luran/I/Southwest_Asia.html   (166 words)

  
 Drought Assessment and Potential for Mitigation in Southwest Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan and India)
SPI to date is finding more applications in southwest Asia than other drought indices due to its limited input data requirements, flexibility and simplicity of calculations.
This may be a serious limitation for the use of SWSI over the entire region of Southwest Asia, which hosts a variety of climates - from the monsoon-dominated areas to arid zones with limited lengths of historical hydrometeorological time series.
The method has been tested in Southwest Asia (Moghaddasi et al, 2003; PMD, IMD) and may be appropriate for the condition of this region if a set of representative meteo stations with long and good quality records is identified.
www.iwmi.cgiar.org /droughtassessment/index.asp?nc=8497&id=843&msid=138   (4237 words)

  
 IRI Report: Drought in SW Asia
Research on the severity of the drought in Central and Southwest Asia and possible mechanisms for it began at IRI in spring 2000.
The target audience for this report includes national, regional and international policy makers, humanitarian relief agencies, members of the research community as well as others with a general interest in Central and Southwest Asia and the causes and consequences of the persistent drought in the region.
Central and Southwest Asia represents the largest region of persistent drought over the past three years anywhere in the world.
iri.columbia.edu /outreach/publication/irireport/SWAsia   (418 words)

  
 Hokanson's World Geography Southwest Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The main part of Turkey lies in Asia and is a broad plateau rimmed by mountains.
Lebanon is one of the smallest countries of Southwest Asia.
Oil-rich Saudi Arabia is the largest country of Southwest Asia.
www.svjhs.lcsd2.org /nhokanson/socialstudies/geography/16.html   (503 words)

  
 SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE MEDAL
Southwest Asia Service Medal Establishing Authority The Southwest Asia Service Medal was established by Executive Order 12754 signed by President George Bush on March 12, 1991.
Southwest Asia Service Medal (1990-1995) Kosovo Campaign Medal (1999-present) Armed Forces Service Medal (1992-present) All photographs are used by permission of Cmdr. David L. Riley, USNR, from...
Southwest Asia Service Medal For service in Southwest Asia and contiguous waters or air space thereover from August 2, 1990, until a date to be determined by the Secretary of Defense.
www.gator-host.us /38842   (294 words)

  
 SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE MEDAL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Above the center is a desert scene with a tank, armored personnel carrier, helicopter and camels with the rising sun in the background.
The criteria/policy for the Southwest Asia Service Medal was promulgated by Change No. 1 to DOD 1348-33-M, dated 14 June 1991.
The policy for display of campaign streamers on guidons/flags and supply of streamers is contained in Chapter 9, AR 840-10.
www.neguard.com /dpa/awards/awards/44SWASM.html   (506 words)

  
 southwest asia blog search at Topnemo top 100 sites   (Site not responding. Last check: )
the pigs chosen are a breed called rongchang, named after an area in the southwest of the country and famed for their physique and for the quality of their meat.
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man living approximately 200,000 to 500,000 years ago in zhoukoudian, situated 50 kilometers to the southwest of beijing proper, zhoukoudian became world famous as the home of the chinese ape man.......ition halls, museums, cinemas and palestras.
www.topnemo.com /search/southwest-asia   (497 words)

  
 Southwest Asia - Schema-Root   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SSR was generated to have the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., immediately notify field forces in Southwest Asia of changes...
Weather observers from the 7th WS have been involved in combat operations extending from Africa to the Balkans and Southwest Asia.
Suder was a vocal supporter of the failed Taxpayer Protection amendment an also served two months in Southwest Asia, as a senior airman in the Wisconsin Air...
www.schema-root.org /region/asia/southwest_asia   (859 words)

  
 Welcome to Korean Air
Note1) Neither stopover nor transfer in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia are allowed in case of traveling North Africa - Southwest Asia routes.
Note1) Neither stopover nor transfer in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia are allowed in case of traveling Middle East/Near East - Southwest Asia routes.
Note1) Neither stopover nor transfer in Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia are allowed in case of traveling Central and South Africa/Indian Ocean - Southwest Asia routes.
www.koreanair.com /local/cn/gd/eng/sp/rm/eng_sp_rm_pa02.htm   (1395 words)

  
 Asia Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Southeast Asia (Reference Map) 2007 (270K) [pdf format]
Asia (Reference Map) 1999 (230K) and pdf format (652K) and larger jpeg (336K)
Southeast Asia (Reference Map) 1999 (258K) Larger JPEG Image (493K)
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/asia.html   (335 words)

  
 Southwest Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Southwest Asia (often confused with the Middle East) is the southwestern portion of Asia.
Unlike the Middle East, which is a vaguely-defined region generally meant to include the African state of Egypt, Western Asia is a purely geographical term that includes the southwestern extreme of Asia.
The UN includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia in its Western Asian subregion, although these are in the Caucasus straddling both Asia and Europe and have sociopolitical ties to the latter.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Southwest_Asia   (457 words)

  
 Southwest Asia Service Medal
Above the center is a desert scene with a tank, armored personnel carrier, helicopter and camels with the rising sun in the background.
The criteria/policy for the Southwest Asia Service Medal was promulgated by Change No. 1 to DOD 1348-33-M, dated 14 June 1991.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff approved a termination date for the second campaign and established the third campaign per memorandum, dated 3 December 1991, from the Director, Joint Staff, subject: Termination Date for the Second Campaign and Establishment of a Third Campaign for the Southwest Asia Service Medal.
www.military.com /ResourcesSubmittedFiles/insignia_army_awards_southwest_details.htm   (505 words)

  
 Map Of Southwest Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Southwest Asia with Data Climate Map (pdf) · Land Use Map (pdf) · Population Map (pdf) Data Update (Last updated January 2004).
Southwest Asia with Data Climate Map (pdf) · Land Use Map (pdf) · Population (pdf) Data Update (Last updated January 2005).
of southwest Asia During the third symposium on Plant Life of SW Asia (Berlin, Sept. 1990), F. White and J. Leonard.
southwest.dimasearch.com /map-of-southwest-asia.htm   (352 words)

  
 Southwest Asia Service Medal
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for qualifying service from August 2, 1990 to November 30, 1995 (during Operations Desert Sheild and Desert Storm).
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is worn after the Vietnam Service Medal and before the Kosovo Campaign Medal.
The identity of the first recipient of the Southwest Asia Service Medal is not known.
foxfall.com /csm-common-swasm.htm   (615 words)

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