Compare and Contrast Asia and Australia

I want to compare two continents from the world map, which are Asia and Australia, in terms of axis, latitude, climate, vegetation and wildlife.

Asia is the largest and most diverse continent in the world. Asia occupies almost 30 percent of the world’s total land area, has a large population of nearly 4 billion and 4 of the 30 richest countries in the world. On the contrary, Australia is the world’s smallest continent, which has a small population of just 20 million people. Australia lies in the geographic region of Oceania and is the most isolated in the world.

As for axis, both Asia and Australia lie on the east-west axis. As for the latitude, Asia lies at a latitude of between 20 and 50 degrees north of the Equator while Australia lies at between 20 and 40 degrees latitude south of the Equator, bisected by the Tropic of Capricorn.

Asia and Australia also have differences in climate. The climate of Asia is generally temperate, moderated by heavy seasonal rainfall. On the contrary, the climate is various in Australia. Predominantly it is hot and dry, though tropical and wet in parts. In the southeast of Australia, the climate becomes temperate.

There is a huge difference between these two continents in vegetation. Asia has various vegetation including mountains, steep forest, shrub land, desert, flood plains, rainforest and swap. Compared with Asia, the vegetation of Australia is sparse. Only 3 percent of Australian land is not desert scrub; most of this land is tropical rainforest.

The difference still can be seen in terms of wildlife. Asia has a huge variety including tigers, pandas, elephants, camels, pigs, horses and monkeys. In Australia, instead, there are only large and small marsupials.

According the comparison between Asia and Australia, we can easily find that Asia has the advantage of population and land over Australia. The products including vegetation and wildlife in Asia are more than Australia.

 

Resources from http://www.pbs.org/gunsgermssteel/world/index.html

 

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