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Nepal: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Nepal – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Monarchy Capital: Kathmandu Location: Central Himalayas; Nepal has borders with India to the south, east and west, and China to the north Area: 140,797 sq km National composition: Numerous hills clans, the largest being the Gurkhas Religions: Hinduism, Buddhism Official language: Nepali Currency: Nepali rupee = 100 paisa Highest elevation: Everest (Sagarmatha) in the Himalayas Chief rivers: …

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Vietnam: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Vietnam – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Socialist Republic Capital: Hanoi Location: In south-western Asia, on the coast of South China Sea; Vietnam has borders with China, Laos and Kampuchea Area: 329,556 sq km National composition: Vietnamese (88%), Chinese and many other minorities Religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism Official language: Vietnamese Currency: Dong =100xu Administrative divisions: 58 provinces ( in Vietnamese: tỉnh), and there are 5 …

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Mongolia: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Mongolia – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Socialist Republic Capital: Ulan Bator Location: Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia; it has borders with the Russia to the north, and China to the south, east and west Area: 1,565,000 sq km National composition: Mongols (over 90%), minorities include Kazakhs, Uighurs, Tuvinians and Chinese Religion: Lamaist Buddhism Official language: Mongolian Currency: Tugrik = 100 mongo …

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South Korea: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

North Korea – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Seoul Location: Southern half of the Korean Peninsula, including adjacent islands in the Yellow Sea and Korea Strait Area: 98,484 sq km National composition: Koreans; some Chinese and others Religions: Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity Official language: Korean Currency: Won = 100 jeon Administrative divisions: 8 provinces, 1 special autonomous province, 6 metropolitan cities and 1 special …

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Taiwan: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Taiwan – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Republic Capital: Taipei Location: An island nation separated from mainland China by the Formosa Strait Area: 35,961 sq km National composition: Chinese mostly Official language: Chinese Currency: Taiwan dollar = 100 cents Other major cities: Kao-hsiung, T’ai-chung, T’ai-nan Climate: Tropical monsoon type Forests cover about half of the island. Fruit, rice, soya beans, sugar cane, sweet potatoes …

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North Korea: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

North Korea – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: People’s Republic Capital: Pyongyang Location: Northern part of the Korean Peninsula, between the Yellow and East China seas and the Sea of Japan. North Korea has borders with the Russia, China and South Korea. Area: 120,538 sq km National composition: Koreans Currency: Won = 100 chon Administrative divisions: 9 provinces and 4 independent municipalities with the status …

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Japan: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

System of government: Constitutional Monarchy Capital: Tokyo Location: Island nation in the Pacific; the Japanese archipelago is separated from the Asian mainland by the Sea of Japan; it includes the islands of Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, the Ryukyu group, Tsushima, Bonin, Izu and Volcano Islands, as well as numerous smaller islands Area: 373,313 sq km National composition: Japanese (99%), …

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Hong Kong: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Hong Kong – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: British colony administered by a governor; due to revert to China in 1997 Capital: Victoria Location: Off the south coast of China, Hong Kong includes the island of Hong Kong, the Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutters Island, together with the New Territories (comprising more than 230 islands and an area on the mainland), which were leased from China …

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Macau: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Macau – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Chinese territory under Portuguese administration Capital: Macao (Macau) Location: On southern coast of China, about 60 km from Hong Kong; Macau consists of the Macau Peninsula and the islands of Taipa and Coloane Area: 16 sq km National composition: Chinese, Portuguese Official language: Portuguese Currency: Pataca = 100 avos The economy of Macau depends on entrepot trade …

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Cocos (Keeling) Islands: World Encyclopedia for Students and Children

Cocos (Keeling) Islands – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Australian Overseas Territory Capital: Administrative centre on West Island Location: Two atolls consisting of 27 coral islands in the Indian Ocean south-west of Sumatra Area: 14 sq km National composition: Malays and Europeans The chief product of this small Australian territory is copra. The airstrip on West Island is a refueling base for flights between Australia and …

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